Although the expanded Child Tax Credit expired at the end of December last year, families can still claim the credit if they have not already received it.
Last week, President Biden announced his administration’s plan to lower housing costs by spurring the development of thousands of new affordable homes.
A new report joins a long line of research that shows affordable housing does not drive down the value of neighboring properties.
A bipartisan Senate proposal would make emergency rental assistance a permanent program, and provide other support for renters at risk of eviction.
A new research brief shows that rural counties make up the vast majority of places that have experienced extreme poverty over several decades.
New data shows that low-income households overwhelmingly used their Child Tax Credit payments to cover basic needs like food, utilities, and rent.
The longstanding truth of the affordable housing crisis is that there are just not enough affordable homes available for renters with the lowest incomes. An annual report from the National Low-Income Housing Coalition has revealed once again that the U.S. lacks millions of apartments affordable to extremely low-income renters. Millions of renters cannot find affordable … Continue reading The U.S. is 7M apartments short for renters with the lowest incomes
For the first time, the Department of Housing and Urban Development has released a plan proposing actions to help people of color, LGBTQ+ people, and other groups get federal assistance that they need. HUD’s Equity Action Plan outlines barriers these groups face, and has proposals that will help more low-income renters. The HUD plan was … Continue reading HUD unveils its first Equity Action Plan
A new report shows that housing speculation leads to worse living conditions for low-income renters, as well as increased evictions in distressed neighborhoods. Over the last decade, housing speculators — those who buy a property with the intent to sell it for a profit — have been buying more and more properties in low-income neighborhoods. … Continue reading Housing speculation leads to more evictions
Idaho’s Governor Brad Little last month approved $50 million to build more affordable housing for working people. This is the first time in the state’s history that Idaho’s state government has provided any funds to develop new affordable housing. Although the state legislature created a state affordable housing trust fund in 1992, it has never … Continue reading Idaho approves affordable housing funds for the first time in state’s history