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Limited Section 8 and Public Housing funds available if shutdown continues

By on February 12th, 2019

In early February, HUD sent a letter to Public Housing Agencies (PHAs), informing them that if the government shuts down again on February 15, there are limited funds available to house Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing residents. HUD will be able to make HCV payments through the end of April, and … Continue reading Limited Section 8 and Public Housing funds available if shutdown continues

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Frail Public Housing conditions lead to gas leak deaths

By on February 5th, 2019

In a recent tragedy, gas leaks at a Public Housing property in Columbia, South Carolina caused two deaths and the evacuation of 411 residents. Managed by the Columbia Housing Authority (CHA), Allen Benedict Court is reportedly the third oldest Public Housing complex in the country. Without adequate funding for program operations and capital improvements — … Continue reading Frail Public Housing conditions lead to gas leak deaths

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Prolonged shutdown puts rural renters at risk of rent hikes or eviction

By on January 24th, 2019

Thousands of rural low-income renters could face higher rents or lose their homes if the partial government shutdown goes into March. Some residents in properties subsidized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have already received notice that they may have to pay more or face eviction if the government cannot make rental assistance payments … Continue reading Prolonged shutdown puts rural renters at risk of rent hikes or eviction

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Millions of low-income renters at risk if shutdown goes into March

By on January 18th, 2019

If the partial government shutdown continues into March, millions of low-income renters will find their housing at risk. And if the shutdown extends past February, each month, $1.5 billion in rental assistance payments will not be paid to landlords who rent to persons using Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV). Tenants will also lose out … Continue reading Millions of low-income renters at risk if shutdown goes into March

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Low-income renters threatened by government shutdown

By on January 17th, 2019

Millions of low-income renters will find themselves in dire straits if the partial shutdown of the federal government does not end soon. Some affordable housing properties have already had their rental assistance frozen, and most federal housing assistance funding will run out by the end of February. Editor’s Note: A timeline visualizing the major events … Continue reading Low-income renters threatened by government shutdown