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Now that emergency rental assistance has passed, where will it go?

By on January 15th, 2021

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Congress included $25 billion for emergency rental assistance in the latest coronavirus stimulus package; but where is the emergency rental assistance going, and how will it be distributed? The National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) has developed estimates for what each state will receive. The largest states will likely get more than a billion dollars each … Continue reading Now that emergency rental assistance has passed, where will it go?


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HUD nominee Fudge has strong commitment and leadership skills, despite limited housing experience

By on January 8th, 2021

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Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH) was named by President-elect Biden as his nominee for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Some have criticized Biden’s choice because Fudge has little experience with affordable housing, but she has strong professional credentials and leadership experience. Most importantly, she has long been a champion for racial equity, empowering women, … Continue reading HUD nominee Fudge has strong commitment and leadership skills, despite limited housing experience


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Trump signs FY21 spending bill and pandemic relief package

By on December 29th, 2020

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CORRECTION: Earlier reports said that persons getting unemployment benefits would miss a week of payment because of Trump’s delay to sign these bills. However, the U.S. Department of Labor said in a December 29 statement to CNBC that it “does not anticipate that eligible claimants will miss a week of benefits.” President Trump signed the … Continue reading Trump signs FY21 spending bill and pandemic relief package


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Congress reaches stimulus deal with rental assistance and eviction protection

By on December 23rd, 2020

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Congress has passed a coronavirus stimulus package that will provide relief to millions of low-income renters. The $900 billion stimulus legislation is attached to a $1.4 trillion FY 2021 spending bill that will fund government operations until the end of next September. The spending packages will keep the government open through the year and give … Continue reading Congress reaches stimulus deal with rental assistance and eviction protection


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Biden announces notable nominations for HUD, USDA departments

By on December 17th, 2020

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President-elect Biden has made a historic selection to lead the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), while sticking with a familiar face to head the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).  Biden will nominate Representative Marcia Fudge (D-OH) to lead HUD, which will make her the second Black woman to serve as Secretary of … Continue reading Biden announces notable nominations for HUD, USDA departments


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Millions of renters will lose unemployment benefits as eviction crisis looms

By on December 14th, 2020

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Millions of workers will lose CARES Act unemployment benefits on December 26, unless Congress passes another pandemic stimulus package. Without help, these workers risk joining the millions of low-income renters who have have built up months worth of back rent. As the national eviction moratorium is set to expire at the end of the year, … Continue reading Millions of renters will lose unemployment benefits as eviction crisis looms


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Small landlords facing big challenges during the pandemic

By on December 4th, 2020

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The coronavirus pandemic has certainly hurt low-income renters, who struggle even in the best of times. Lost wages and jobs, the fear of eviction, and the ongoing threat of COVID-19 exposure have made life even harder for renters. But with many tenants not able to pay the rent, landlords are suffering too, and small landlords … Continue reading Small landlords facing big challenges during the pandemic


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Biden housing plan envisions a safe, affordable home for everyone

By on November 23rd, 2020

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Now that the election is over, what can low-income renters look forward to from the Biden administration?  President-elect Biden’s housing plan would provide more rental assistance to help people pay for costly housing, and would also build new affordable housing around the country. It would reward local governments that took steps to end residential segregation, … Continue reading Biden housing plan envisions a safe, affordable home for everyone


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Call your senators on Thursday to demand pandemic housing assistance

By on November 17th, 2020

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Editor’s Note: Contact information for your senators and representatives is easy to find here. Join housing supporters across the country for “National Call-In Day” on Thursday, November 19th to demand that your representative and senators pass a coronavirus relief bill with critical housing assistance and protections. Sponsored by the National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), the … Continue reading Call your senators on Thursday to demand pandemic housing assistance


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Trump admin report attacks proven strategy to reduce homelessness

By on November 12th, 2020

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A report released by the Trump administration last month was supposed to propose a strategic plan for the federal response to ending homelessness. Instead, the report attacks a proven strategy, called Housing First, that is behind over a decade of progress reducing homelessness. Critics say the report ignores the structural causes of homelessness, like rising … Continue reading Trump admin report attacks proven strategy to reduce homelessness