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NLIHC Report Highlights Affordability Issues Across Country

June 21, 2018    

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) recently released its annual report, Out of Reach. It documents the gap between wages and the cost of rental housing across the United States. According to the findings, even with the recent wage growth for the lowest-paid workers, there is still...

Secretary Carson Announces Agreement to Improve NYCHA Living Conditions

June 21, 2018    

HUD Secretary Ben Carson recently announced an agreement with the nation's largest public housing authority to correct dangerous lead-based paint and other health and safety hazards. HUD, the Justice Department, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reached a Consent Decree with...

First Round of EnVision Center Designations Announced

June 21, 2018    

HUD Secretary Ben Carson recently announced the first round of “EnVision Center” designations in 17 communities across the nation. One of Secretary Carson’s signature initiatives, EnVision Centers will offer HUD-assisted families access to support services that can help them...

HUD to Seek Comments on ‘Disparate Impact’ Regulation

May 17, 2018    

HUD recently announced that it will formally seek the public's comment on whether its 2013 Disparate Impact Regulation is consistent with the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. "HUD remains...

House Subcommittee's FY19 Spending Bill Maintains Higher HUD Funding

May 17, 2018    

The House Appropriations Transportation-HUD (THUD) Subcommittee recently released its draft fiscal year (FY) 2019 spending bill. The House subcommittee bill maintains the 10 percent increase in HUD funding that was secured in FY18 with modest additional increases for FY19, and it ignores...

Resolution Introduced Rejecting Secretary Carson’s Proposed Rent Hikes

May 17, 2018    

In response to HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s proposal to increase rents and impose work requirements on the lowest income households, House Financial Services Committee Ranking Member Maxine Waters (D-CA) recently introduced H. Res. 886 to affirm the importance of the Brooke rule. Enacted by...

Trump Issues Executive Order on Reducing Poverty

April 26, 2018    

President Trump recently released an executive order, “Reducing Poverty in America by Promoting Opportunity and Economic Mobility,” designed to guide agencies that administer public assistance programs to effectively reform the welfare system. The executive order is essentially a...

Secretary Carson Testifies Before Senate Subcommittee

April 26, 2018    

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for Transportation and Housing and Urban Development held a FY 2019 budget hearing on April 18. HUD Secretary Ben Carson testified, defending his proposal to cut his department’s funding levels. Dr. Carson agreed with senators about the importance of...

Secretary Carson Proposes Rent Reform

April 26, 2018    

HUD Secretary Ben Carson recently unveiled a package of reforms designed to offer public housing authorities, property owners, and HUD-assisted families a simpler and more transparent set of rent structures. Through its Making Affordable Housing Work Act, HUD is seeking to reform decades-old...

HUD Awards Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants

March 14, 2018    

HUD recently awarded nearly $5 million to six communities to help create plans to redevelop severely distressed HUD assisted housing and revitalize neighborhoods. Funded through HUD's Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, these grants are intended to help local leaders to craft comprehensive,...

HUD and Houston Reach Fair Housing Agreement

March 14, 2018    

HUD and the City of Houston today announced a joint agreement designed to expand housing choice and mobility for lower income residents, including those experiencing homelessness and victims of Hurricane Harvey.

The agreement requires the City of Houston to adopt multifamily priorities...

Report Highlights Affordable Housing Shortage

March 14, 2018    

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) recently released a new report, The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes, which finds a national shortage of 7.2 million affordable and available rental homes for extremely low income (ELI) renter households. These are households earning up to 30...

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