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Inspector General finds HUD not imposing oversight on troubled housing authorities

By on February 25th, 2020

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HUD’s Inspector General issued a report finding that troubled Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) have not been referred for HUD management takeover, despite being required by law and regulations. Without additional oversight, poor living conditions for low-income renters served by these troubled PHAs – commonly known as housing authorities – could stagnate or get worse. HUD … Continue reading Inspector General finds HUD not imposing oversight on troubled housing authorities


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Housing Wait List Recap: February 24, 2020

By on February 24th, 2020

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This week’s recap highlights Section 8, Public Housing, and other affordable housing waiting lists that are open and have been recently announced for the week of February 24, 2020. Select the link given for each waiting list to find out the requirements and details on how to apply for rental assistance. New Waiting List Announcements … Continue reading Housing Wait List Recap: February 24, 2020


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Annual HUD report shows rise in homelessness for third year

By on February 19th, 2020

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HUD’s 2019 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) shows that although homelessness decreased in many states, overall it rose for the third straight year under the Trump administration. Key Facts: There were 567,715 homeless persons counted in January, 2019, an increase of 2.7% in the homeless population. 63% of homeless persons were sheltered and 37% unsheltered. … Continue reading Annual HUD report shows rise in homelessness for third year


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Housing Wait List Recap: February 17, 2020

By on February 17th, 2020

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This week’s recap highlights Section 8, Public Housing, and other affordable housing waiting lists that are open and have been recently announced for the week of February 17, 2020. Select the link given for each waiting list to find out the requirements and details on how to apply for rental assistance. New Waiting List Announcements … Continue reading Housing Wait List Recap: February 17, 2020


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Affordable Housing Online up close with the candidates at NH primary town hall

By on February 14th, 2020

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Editor’s Note: Affordable Housing Online’s Senior Housing Analyst Chris Holden had a unique opportunity last week to attend one of CNN’s televised town hall events in Manchester, New Hampshire. Below is his personal account of his experience, with reactions to what candidates said about housing policy. Growing up in New Hampshire, I felt lucky that … Continue reading Affordable Housing Online up close with the candidates at NH primary town hall


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Does HUD’s Moving to Work demonstration help low-income renters?

By on February 13th, 2020

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HUD recently began expanding the Moving to Work (MTW) demonstration program. MTW  allows selected Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) to try innovative approaches that increase housing choice, improve the quality of housing, increase cost-effectiveness, and promote self-sufficiency. Although Congress and HUD have expanded MTW, there are questions about how well low-income residents are being served by … Continue reading Does HUD’s Moving to Work demonstration help low-income renters?


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Trump administration FY 2021 budget keeps pushing housing cuts

By on February 11th, 2020

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The Trump administration is proposing huge cuts to affordable housing programs for the fourth year in a row. The administration released its FY 2021 budget with $47.9 billion for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This is 15% lower than what was passed in FY 2020.  The budget again proposes large cuts to … Continue reading Trump administration FY 2021 budget keeps pushing housing cuts


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Housing Wait List Recap, February 10, 2020

By on February 10th, 2020

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This week’s recap highlights Section 8, Public Housing, and other affordable housing waiting lists that are open and have been recently announced for the week of February 10, 2020. Select the link given for each waiting list to find out the requirements and details on how to apply for rental assistance. New Waiting List Announcements … Continue reading Housing Wait List Recap, February 10, 2020


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Housing policy discussed at CNN Town Hall event

By on February 7th, 2020

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Following controversy from the Iowa caucus results being delayed, the nation turns its attention to the New Hampshire Democratic primary election that will take place this Tuesday. As the competition begins to heat up between Democratic Party candidates, CNN hosted a two-night town hall event this week to let New Hampshire voters ask questions directly … Continue reading Housing policy discussed at CNN Town Hall event


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Supreme Court lets Trump public charge rule take effect

By on February 6th, 2020

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The Supreme Court voted last week to let a Trump administration rule take effect that will punish millions of legal immigrants if they use public benefits. If the rule survives challenges that are still being heard in lower courts, it will severely restrict the number of legal immigrants. The 837-page final rule was published in … Continue reading Supreme Court lets Trump public charge rule take effect