Public Housing Smoking Ban Finalized

Housing authorities have about 18 months to enact tobacco smoking ban Read More

Section 8 Fraud Reports Lead To Offenders In Jail

Reporting fraud to HUD is essential to keep those in violation out of affordable housing programs. Read More

Let Your Voice Be Heard for Affordable Housing

Guest Blog by Zoe Chapin of the National Low Income Housing Coalition Read More

National Section 8 Anti-Discrimination Bill Proposed in House

Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) has proposed a bill that would end Section 8 tenant discrimination nationwide Read More

Rental Deposit Scams and Voucher Purchase Scams Prey On Renters

Learn how to identify and avoid scammers that offer false housing options Read More

Law Aims to End Section 8 Source of Income Discrimination

California could be next state to outlaw Section 8 tenant discrimination Read More

Smoking Ban Proposed for All Public Housing Properties

Though not official yet, HUD is considering a Public Housing smoke-free policy indoors and outdoors Read More

President Obama, HUD Lower Housing Hurdles for Persons with a Criminal Record

As part of several sweeping criminal justice reforms, the Obama Administration this week called for less harsh treatment of housing applicants with criminal records. Read More

Overincome Renters Living in Public Housing: Scandal or Good Policy?

In a recent HUD OIG audit, more than 25,000 families who are over the income limits to qualify for public housing are living in Public Housing. We take a look at what this actually means and a proposed solution. Read More

All Section 8 Waiting List Applications Should Be Conducted Online

From riots, to camping out in line, to making 1,400 phone calls in one day; obsolete Section 8 waiting list application procedures create easily avoidable problems. Read More

Free Internet Coming Soon to Affordable Housing Communities

Google and Sprint providing Internet for free, while other ISPs will charge low monthly fee Read More

Report Section 8 Scammers to the FTC and BBB

Step-by-step Guide to Reporting Section 8 Scammers to the Federal Trade Commission and Better Business Bureau Read More

Section 8 Scammer, Hiram Lewis, Defrauds Low-Income People

Learn how to help stop this scammer from defrauding more housing assistance searchers Read More

How to Avoid and Report Section 8 Google Scams

Learn how to identify and report Section 8 scammers that use Google ads to lure their victims. Read More

5 Ways Housing Assistance Improves Lives

After asking 300,000 low income renters how housing assistance could or has improved their lives, here are their top 5 ways and our thoughts on how and why they are important. Read More