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HUD Disarray Slows Carson’s Signature Initiative

By on March 4th, 2019

HUD Secretary Ben Carson has touted his initiative to create EnVision Centers around the country, which links Public Housing residents to services that promote self-sufficiency. But in the nine months since the demonstration was announced not a single center has opened. The program’s delay is the latest indication of management issues at HUD. There have … Continue reading HUD Disarray Slows Carson’s Signature Initiative

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Trump signs budget deal with increased affordable housing funds

By on February 19th, 2019

With bipartisan support, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives approved funding last week to keep the government open through September 30, 2019, the end of federal Fiscal Year 2019. HUD and USDA affordable housing programs received increases over FY 2018 funding levels, rejecting the huge affordable housing cuts proposed by the Trump Administration. President Trump … Continue reading Trump signs budget deal with increased affordable housing funds

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Limited Section 8 and Public Housing funds available if shutdown continues

By on February 12th, 2019

In early February, HUD sent a letter to Public Housing Agencies (PHAs), informing them that if the government shuts down again on February 15, there are limited funds available to house Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing residents. HUD will be able to make HCV payments through the end of April, and … Continue reading Limited Section 8 and Public Housing funds available if shutdown continues

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Frail Public Housing conditions lead to gas leak deaths

By on February 5th, 2019

In a recent tragedy, gas leaks at a Public Housing property in Columbia, South Carolina caused two deaths and the evacuation of 411 residents. Managed by the Columbia Housing Authority (CHA), Allen Benedict Court is reportedly the third oldest Public Housing complex in the country. Without adequate funding for program operations and capital improvements — … Continue reading Frail Public Housing conditions lead to gas leak deaths

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Trump announces deal to temporarily reopen government

By on January 25th, 2019

Editor’s Note: This is a developing story. Affordable Housing Online is currently working to get more details on this news. 1/25/19, 3:30 pm ET: Thirty-five days after shutting down the United States government to get more funding for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, President Trump has announced that the government is reopening through February 15, … Continue reading Trump announces deal to temporarily reopen government