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Renter Tax Credits Proposed to Address U.S. Rental Housing Crisis

By on October 8th, 2018

Two bold proposals to help low-income renters were recently introduced in the Senate and House that would provide a refundable tax credit to renters who are paying too much of their income for their housing. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) recently introduced the Rent Relief Act, a bill that would provide a refundable tax credit for … Continue reading Renter Tax Credits Proposed to Address U.S. Rental Housing Crisis

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Housing Stability Loans Can Keep Renters in Their Homes

By on October 5th, 2018

America is in the midst of a rental housing crisis that is hitting low-income renters the hardest. To help low-income renters find new homes and stay in them, affordable housing advocates have come up with some creative solutions. For many years, rents have risen dramatically while incomes remain stagnant. 80% of renters earning less than … Continue reading Housing Stability Loans Can Keep Renters in Their Homes

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Trump Proposal Punishes Legal Immigrants Receiving Housing Benefits

By on September 19th, 2018

The Trump Administration is drafting a proposed rule that will penalize legal immigrants for using housing assistance and other safety net programs. The proposal would expand the list of supportive programs that can be considered when determining if an immigrant is a “public charge,” meaning that they are dependent on the government to meet their … Continue reading Trump Proposal Punishes Legal Immigrants Receiving Housing Benefits

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Harvard Report Shows Rental Cost Burden a Deepening Crisis

By on June 29th, 2018

According to The State of the Nation’s Housing 2018 report by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, low-income renters continue to be hit hard by rising housing costs. In 2016, 47% of renter households had housing cost burden. This means they paid more than 30% of their monthly income for rent. Although this is … Continue reading Harvard Report Shows Rental Cost Burden a Deepening Crisis