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Significant difference in HUD funding between House and Trump FY 2020 budgets

By on May 23rd, 2019

In contrast to the severe cuts proposed by the Trump administration, affordable housing programs would get a tremendous boost of funding in Fiscal Year 2020 under the spending bill just released by the House Appropriations Committee. The subcommittee that sets funding for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposes $13.4 billion more for … Continue reading Significant difference in HUD funding between House and Trump FY 2020 budgets

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HUD immigrant ban would raise program costs and put 55,000 children at risk of homelessness

By on May 16th, 2019

Raised program costs and 55,000 children facing homelessness are some of HUD’s expected results of a proposed rule that would deny all housing assistance to “mixed families” with at least one undocumented household member. HUD’s proposal, which was published last week in the Federal Register for public comment, applies to the Public Housing and Section … Continue reading HUD immigrant ban would raise program costs and put 55,000 children at risk of homelessness

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Nation’s largest affordable LGBT senior community opening in NYC

By on May 14th, 2019

A new community being built in New York City named Ingersoll Senior Residences (ISR) will be the largest affordable LGBT senior housing development in the country when it opens this summer. LGBT seniors face the same issues as many other seniors, such as limited mobility, growing health needs and fixed incomes. In addition, LGBT seniors … Continue reading Nation’s largest affordable LGBT senior community opening in NYC

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Circuit Court ruling protects homeless sleeping in public

By on May 7th, 2019

A federal court has ruled that local governments in nine western U.S. states cannot arrest people for sleeping on sidewalks or camping in public places. Last month, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower federal court ruling that says penalizing someone for sleeping in public violates the 8th Amendment’s ban on cruel … Continue reading Circuit Court ruling protects homeless sleeping in public