Affordable Housing News

Affordable housing news 11/4/16

Posted by NMA on Nov 4, 2016 4:42:53 PM

CBPP: Gap between rents and renter incomes grew in 2015

CBPP: Major study shows vouchers are most effective tool for helping homeless families

CBPP: Renters' tax credit would reduce housing cost burdens

Next City: Crunching the numbers on a $76B tax credit for renters

Next City: How Baltimore's promising vacant properties program is working

Rooflines: Housing doesn't filter, neighborhoods do

Topics: Program News and Notices, reclaiming vacant properties

Affordable housing news 10/28/16

Posted by NMA on Oct 28, 2016 4:51:36 PM

Bloomberg: The difficulty of building new housing is getting to be a national crisis

FiveThirtyEight: Why so many poor Americans don't get help paying for housing

How Housing Matters: Momentum grows for housing as health care

The HUDdle: Putting a human face to homeless data

Los Angeles Review of Books: An opportunity to rethink housing policy

NLIHC: DOJ says landlords can't use overly broad generalizations when screening

Propublica: Is Facebook violating the federal Fair Housing Act?

Rooflines: Optimism and space: The Reclaiming Vacant Properties conference

Rooflines: Renters declare a national state of emergency

Urban Wire: Moving to Work expansion provides an opportunity to test new models

Urban Wire: Using cash transfers to expand housing choice

Washington Post: Challenging the cultural consensus on public housing

Topics: criminal records, fair housing, MTW, Program News and Notices, reclaiming vacant properties

Affordable housing news 6/3/16

Posted by NMA on Jun 3, 2016 3:22:02 PM

Center for Community Progress: Vacant Home Tour changes the conversation around vacancy

CityLab: Rental housing assistance for poor families with children is evaporating

Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies: Affordability pressures for renter households continue to build

Los Angeles Times: Subsidized rent, but nowhere to go: Vouchers go unused

Next City: Ohio cities bring high-tech tools to the fight against blight

Planetizen: Housing crisis leads to renewed support for rent control

Rooflines: There's still an affordable housing crisis, and it only seems to be getting worse

Topics: Program News and Notices, reclaiming vacant properties

Affordable housing news 4/29/16

Posted by NMA on Apr 29, 2016 1:00:20 PM

This week HUD announced that it will establish a federal advisory committee for the Moving to Work (MTW) program. The committee will advise HUD on specific policy proposals and methods of research and evaluation for expansion of the MTW demonstration. HUD published a request for policy proposals and evaluation methods for the expansion on April 4.

Establishment of the advisory committee is required under the 2016 appropriations bill, which authorizes HUD to expand the MTW demonstration by an additional 100 public housing authorities over seven years. According to today’s notice, the committee will have up to 14 members appointed by the HUD Secretary.

Comments on the notice are due by May 26, 2016. In other news:

Brookings: Examining multidimensional poverty

MSNBC.com: Residents of New York City public housing speak out about how important affordable housing is for them

NLIHC: People with criminal records should get a fair chance at housing

Urban Institute: Lessons from Memphis's collaborative campaign against blight

Topics: appropriations, criminal records, MTW, Program News and Notices, reclaiming vacant properties

Affordable housing news 2/19/16

Posted by NMA on Feb 19, 2016 2:26:22 PM

CBPP: HOTMA would build on effectiveness of rental assistance

Center for Community Progress: In a nationwide Valentine’s Day “Public Display of Affection,” people shared their love for revitalized vacant places

CityLab: High-speed internet launches in Kansas City public housing

NeighborWorks: 6 tips for improving community safety

New York Times (via CSSP): The longevity gap between high-income and low-income Americans has widened sharply

Next City: Planning for a public housing teardown in Louisville

NHC: Increase in working renter households impacts rental markets, pushing rents ever higher

NLIHC: Diane Yentel to be new president of National Low-Income Housing Coalition

Trulia (via Planetizen): How many homeowners became renters during the Great Recession?

Urban Wire: Evaluating Hillary Clinton's plan to connect housing to opportunity

Topics: HOTMA, Program News and Notices, reclaiming vacant properties

Affordable housing news 2/12/16

Posted by NMA on Feb 12, 2016 12:58:28 PM

The American Prospect (via CSSP): Housing voucher recipients can move to better neighborhoods only if states and localities break down suburban barriers

CityLab: Texas refuses to follow fair housing rules

CSSP: Analysis of President Obama's FY 2017 budget proposal crunches the data and explores how policymakers should work to maximize resources to promote the well-being of young children and their families

NCSHA: Administration releases FY 2017 budget

Next City: Atlanta's blighted properties are costing city millions

Next City: Lawyer takes big-picture approach to fighting blight in Memphis

NHC: A first look at the president's proposed FY 2017 budget request for housing and community development

NLIHC: FY17 request goes bold to end family homelessness

Rooflines: Socially blind urban planning in San Diego

Urban Wire: Public housing residents tend to have poor health, and those in Choice Neighborhoods didn't fare any better than in HOPE VI

Washington Post: The poor are better off when we build more housing for the rich

Topics: appropriations, Choice Neighborhoods, fair housing, Program News and Notices, reclaiming vacant properties

Affordable housing news 1/15/16

Posted by NMA on Jan 15, 2016 1:32:38 PM

Center for Community Progress: Public displays of affection for revitalization projects

CityLab: The housing crisis for Americans with disabilities

CityLab: How permanent supportive housing really works

CityLab: Racially concentrated disadvantage remains a much bigger urban problem than gentrification

Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies: Surge in new rental construction fails to met need for low-cost housing

NLIHC: New infographics illustrate federal budget

Next City: Which 2016 presidential candidate has an affordable housing solution?

Topics: Program News and Notices, reclaiming vacant properties

Affordable housing news 1/8/16

Posted by NMA on Jan 8, 2016 10:14:29 AM

Al Jazeera America (via CSSP): New ruling could be the first to interpret a recent Supreme Court case on fair housing

Baltimore Sun (via CSSP): Housing incentive program has no takers in Baltimore region

CityLab: The pervasive fear of affordable housing in New Jersey

CityLab: How Baltimore's housing choice voucher program gets it right

City Observatory (via Planetizen): Make housing vouchers an entitlement—we can afford it

Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies: Housing cost burdens weigh heavily on low- and moderate-income renters across the country

MarketWatch: Rent is still twice wage growth

NBC News (via Planetizen): Rising rents leaving the middle class behind

Next City: Baltimore gets $700 million blight-fighting plan

The Oregonian (via Planetizen): Portland's housing authority receives unprecedented number of rent increases

Topics: fair housing, Program News and Notices, reclaiming vacant properties

Friday news roundup 12/4/15

Posted by NMA on Dec 4, 2015 11:34:00 AM

CBPP: Number of people in homeless shelters rises

Center for Community Progress: Comprehensive and creative resources for lot reuse implementation

Next City: HUD announces new Choice Neighborhoods "action grants"

Topics: Choice Neighborhoods, Program News and Notices, reclaiming vacant properties

Friday news roundup 10/9/15

Posted by NMA on Oct 9, 2015 12:34:39 PM

Building Design & Construction (via CSSP): New York showcases an urban farm for public housing

CBPP: How housing vouchers can help address California's rental crisis

Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies: Single-family rentals have risen to nearly a third of rental housing

Next City: New Detroit field guide released to help residents with vacant lots

NLIHC: Government shutdown averted, budget talks to begin "soon"

Urban Institute: How public servants have helped expand housing mobility

Topics: appropriations, government shutdown, Program News and Notices, reclaiming vacant properties

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