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House proposes historic housing funds for infrastructure bill

By on September 16th, 2021

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The House voted 30-24 last week to approve more than $330 billion in affordable housing funding for the bipartisan infrastructure package. The bill makes historic investments in rental assistance, public housing improvements, and the production of new affordable housing.  Housing advocates look at the bill as a once-in-a-generation commitment to affordable housing. Because these large … Continue reading House proposes historic housing funds for infrastructure bill


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What’s next for renters, now that the eviction moratorium is gone?

By on September 10th, 2021

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As the pandemic has dragged on, millions of low-income renters kept their homes because of the national eviction moratorium ordered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Now that the Supreme Court has struck down the CDC order, what can renters expect as they try to hold off eviction? The help that you … Continue reading What’s next for renters, now that the eviction moratorium is gone?


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Millions of renters at risk as Supreme Court overturns CDC eviction moratorium

By on August 27th, 2021

Tagged As: Affordable Housing News, COVID-19 Evictions

The Supreme Court put millions of renters at risk of losing their homes after a ruling on Thursday to end the CDC eviction moratorium. Responding to an emergency petition by landlord groups, the court overturned the national eviction moratorium ordered by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The court said that the … Continue reading Millions of renters at risk as Supreme Court overturns CDC eviction moratorium


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Supreme Court ends eviction ban

By on August 27th, 2021

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Update: Read more detailed information about the Supreme Court ruling here. Late Thursday night, the Supreme Court ruled that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) did not have authority to place a moratorium (or ban) on evictions for struggling renters. The CDC had implemented a new policy on banning evictions in early August, … Continue reading Supreme Court ends eviction ban


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Northwest heat waves spotlight emergency planning needs for homeless

By on August 25th, 2021

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Homeless person on a bench. Photo by piercecountywa.gov Homeless people have been the most vulnerable residents during this summer’s heat waves in the Pacific Northwest. Gaps in local emergency planning left homeless residents in many northwest communities without water and other assistance at their time of greatest need. The increasing number and severity of climate-related … Continue reading Northwest heat waves spotlight emergency planning needs for homeless


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House passes FY 22 HUD spending bill with thousands of new vouchers

By on August 19th, 2021

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Thousands more low-income renters nationwide will have affordable homes if new voucher funding is passed for next year’s budget. Most affordable housing programs saw increased funding in the Fiscal Year 2022 HUD spending bill passed by the House of Representatives this month. The House approved $56.5 billion for HUD in FY 2022. This is $314 … Continue reading House passes FY 22 HUD spending bill with thousands of new vouchers


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Hot homebuyer market is hurting low-income renters

By on August 6th, 2021

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Buyers looking to purchase a new home in many areas of the country are facing skyrocketing home prices. In some hot markets, buyers are making all-cash offers thousands of dollars above the asking price. Many of these offers are being made without even an inspection of the property. But what does this frenzy in the … Continue reading Hot homebuyer market is hurting low-income renters


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What the new CDC eviction moratorium means, and how it works

By on August 5th, 2021

Tagged As: Affordable Housing News, COVID-19 Evictions, Editorials

On August 3, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a new moratorium on evictions. Now, landlords and owners are not allowed to evict most tenants until after October 3, 2021. The CDC wants to prevent renters from having to move into congregate settings where COVID-19 spreads, stating that “Such mass evictions and … Continue reading What the new CDC eviction moratorium means, and how it works


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New eviction moratorium protects renters until Oct

By on August 4th, 2021

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Just days after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) moratorium (or ban) on evictions expired, a new policy was issued by the public health agency yesterday. The new moratorium covers renters in areas with many COVID-19 cases, which is about 80% of all counties in the country. The first CDC moratorium order … Continue reading New eviction moratorium protects renters until Oct


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CDC eviction moratorium has expired

By on August 2nd, 2021

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Update: A new eviction moratorium that protects renters until October 3rd has been issued by the CDC. Any renter who is behind on rent now faces eviction, after the CDC eviction ban (also known as a moratorium) expired on July 31, 2021. The moratorium was first established in September, 2020 to help renters struggling to … Continue reading CDC eviction moratorium has expired