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The U.S. is 7M apartments short for renters with the lowest incomes

By on April 26th, 2022

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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


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HUD unveils its first Equity Action Plan

By on April 21st, 2022

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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


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Housing speculation leads to more evictions

By on April 19th, 2022

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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


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Idaho approves affordable housing funds for the first time in state’s history

By on April 14th, 2022

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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