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Harvard Report Shows Rental Cost Burden a Deepening Crisis

By on June 29th, 2018

According to The State of the Nation’s Housing 2018 report by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, low-income renters continue to be hit hard by rising housing costs. In 2016, 47% of renter households had housing cost burden. This means they paid more than 30% of their monthly income for rent. Although this is … Continue reading Harvard Report Shows Rental Cost Burden a Deepening Crisis

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Report Highlights Growing Affordability Crisis for Low-Income Renters

By on June 20th, 2018

The growing gap between stagnant wages and rising housing costs impacts millions of low-income renters. According to Out of Reach 2018, an annual report of the National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), there is not a single area in the U.S. where a full time worker earning minimum wage can afford a modest two-bedroom apartment. And … Continue reading Report Highlights Growing Affordability Crisis for Low-Income Renters

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Carson’s Rent Increases Will Devastate Millions of Low-Income Renters

By on April 27th, 2018

Under new a Trump Administration proposal, HUD tenants would have work requirements and rent increases, including tripled rent for households that need assistance the most. As the latest insult to decency from the Trump Administration, millions of low-income families will be at greater risk of homelessness. On Wednesday, HUD Secretary Ben Carson released the Trump … Continue reading Carson’s Rent Increases Will Devastate Millions of Low-Income Renters

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Trump Issues Executive Order Calling for Safety Net Program Work Requirements

By on April 12th, 2018

Key Points: President Trump directs federal agencies to strengthen existing work requirements in programs that benefit low-income persons and look for other safety net programs where work requirements can be imposed. The Executive Order continues earlier efforts to impose work requirements in Medicaid, Food Stamps and affordable housing programs. Congress rejected many of these proposals … Continue reading Trump Issues Executive Order Calling for Safety Net Program Work Requirements

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FY18 Spending Bill Increases Affordable Housing Funding, Rejects Trump Proposals

By on March 27th, 2018

Affordable housing programs saw funding increases in the FY 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act, which was passed by Congress and signed by President Trump on Friday. The $1.3 trillion measure funds federal programs through September 30, the end of the federal fiscal year. HUD programs received $4.7 billion more than in FY 2017, and $12 billion … Continue reading FY18 Spending Bill Increases Affordable Housing Funding, Rejects Trump Proposals