Housing News - Affordable Housing Online

Inspector General finds HUD not imposing oversight on troubled housing authorities

By on February 25th, 2020

Tagged As: Affordable Housing News

HUD’s Inspector General issued a report finding that troubled Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) have not been referred for HUD management takeover, despite being required by law and regulations. Without additional oversight, poor living conditions for low-income renters served by these troubled PHAs – commonly known as housing authorities – could stagnate or get worse. HUD … Continue reading Inspector General finds HUD not imposing oversight on troubled housing authorities


Housing News - Affordable Housing Online

Annual HUD report shows rise in homelessness for third year

By on February 19th, 2020

Tagged As: Affordable Housing News

HUD’s 2019 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) shows that although homelessness decreased in many states, overall it rose for the third straight year under the Trump administration. Key Facts: There were 567,715 homeless persons counted in January, 2019, an increase of 2.7% in the homeless population. 63% of homeless persons were sheltered and 37% unsheltered. … Continue reading Annual HUD report shows rise in homelessness for third year


Housing News - Affordable Housing Online

Trump administration FY 2021 budget keeps pushing housing cuts

By on February 11th, 2020

Tagged As: Affordable Housing News

The Trump administration is proposing huge cuts to affordable housing programs for the fourth year in a row. The administration released its FY 2021 budget with $47.9 billion for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This is 15% lower than what was passed in FY 2020.  The budget again proposes large cuts to … Continue reading Trump administration FY 2021 budget keeps pushing housing cuts


Housing News - Affordable Housing Online

Housing policy discussed at CNN Town Hall event

By on February 7th, 2020

Tagged As: Affordable Housing News

Following controversy from the Iowa caucus results being delayed, the nation turns its attention to the New Hampshire Democratic primary election that will take place this Tuesday. As the competition begins to heat up between Democratic Party candidates, CNN hosted a two-night town hall event this week to let New Hampshire voters ask questions directly … Continue reading Housing policy discussed at CNN Town Hall event


Housing News - Affordable Housing Online

Supreme Court lets Trump public charge rule take effect

By on February 6th, 2020

Tagged As: Affordable Housing News, Editorials

The Supreme Court voted last week to let a Trump administration rule take effect that will punish millions of legal immigrants if they use public benefits. If the rule survives challenges that are still being heard in lower courts, it will severely restrict the number of legal immigrants. The 837-page final rule was published in … Continue reading Supreme Court lets Trump public charge rule take effect


Housing News - Affordable Housing Online

Carson kicks off bus tour to reduce affordable housing barriers

By on January 31st, 2020

Tagged As: Affordable Housing News

HUD Secretary Ben Carson kicked off a nationwide bus tour this week, “Driving Affordable Housing Across America.” The tour’s focus is on removing regulatory barriers to new affordable housing. The trip will provide the secretary with a “listening tour” to gather ideas on the best ways to increase the supply of affordable housing. The tour … Continue reading Carson kicks off bus tour to reduce affordable housing barriers


Housing News - Affordable Housing Online

HUD rule proposal would let housing segregation slide

By on January 15th, 2020

Tagged As: Affordable Housing News, Editorials

HUD will soon publish a proposed rule reducing local government requirements to the Affirmatively Further Fair Housing (AFFH) policy as required by the Fair Housing Act. The proposal completely rewrites an Obama administration requirement that cites document patterns of segregation and proposes concrete solutions in order to get federal community development funds. This Trump proposal … Continue reading HUD rule proposal would let housing segregation slide


Housing News - Affordable Housing Online

Senate Considering Two Bills Promoting Housing Stability

By on January 9th, 2020

Tagged As: Affordable Housing News

Two bipartisan housing bills currently in the Senate will greatly benefit housing stability for low-income renters if they are passed. The Eviction Crisis Act would help renters facing the threat of eviction. The Family Stability and Opportunity Vouchers Act would help low-income households with young children move to neighborhoods of opportunity. Evictions have increased at … Continue reading Senate Considering Two Bills Promoting Housing Stability


Housing News - Affordable Housing Online

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal on Public Sleeping Bans

By on January 7th, 2020

Tagged As: Affordable Housing News

The Supreme Court recently rejected a request by the City of Boise to appeal a lower court ruling that decriminalizes being homeless. This past April, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the city in Martin v. Boise. The Appeals Court said that the city cannot ticket and arrest people for sleeping on the … Continue reading Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal on Public Sleeping Bans


Housing News - Affordable Housing Online

Congress Nears FY20 Spending Deal to Avoid Government Shutdown

By on December 19th, 2019

Tagged As: Affordable Housing News, Editorials

The U.S. House of Representatives passed $1.4 trillion in spending bills on Tuesday to fund the federal government through Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. The legislation now moves to the Senate, which must approve it quickly to avoid a government shutdown. Once approved, HUD will receive funding increases that are a rejection of the massive cuts … Continue reading Congress Nears FY20 Spending Deal to Avoid Government Shutdown