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Now that emergency rental assistance has passed, where will it go?

By on January 15th, 2021

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Congress included $25 billion for emergency rental assistance in the latest coronavirus stimulus package; but where is the emergency rental assistance going, and how will it be distributed? The National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) has developed estimates for what each state will receive. The largest states will likely get more than a billion dollars each … Continue reading Now that emergency rental assistance has passed, where will it go?


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Trump signs FY21 spending bill and pandemic relief package

By on December 29th, 2020

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CORRECTION: Earlier reports said that persons getting unemployment benefits would miss a week of payment because of Trump’s delay to sign these bills. However, the U.S. Department of Labor said in a December 29 statement to CNBC that it “does not anticipate that eligible claimants will miss a week of benefits.” President Trump signed the … Continue reading Trump signs FY21 spending bill and pandemic relief package


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Congress reaches stimulus deal with rental assistance and eviction protection

By on December 23rd, 2020

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Congress has passed a coronavirus stimulus package that will provide relief to millions of low-income renters. The $900 billion stimulus legislation is attached to a $1.4 trillion FY 2021 spending bill that will fund government operations until the end of next September. The spending packages will keep the government open through the year and give … Continue reading Congress reaches stimulus deal with rental assistance and eviction protection


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Biden announces notable nominations for HUD, USDA departments

By on December 17th, 2020

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President-elect Biden has made a historic selection to lead the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), while sticking with a familiar face to head the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).  Biden will nominate Representative Marcia Fudge (D-OH) to lead HUD, which will make her the second Black woman to serve as Secretary of … Continue reading Biden announces notable nominations for HUD, USDA departments


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Millions of renters will lose unemployment benefits as eviction crisis looms

By on December 14th, 2020

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Millions of workers will lose CARES Act unemployment benefits on December 26, unless Congress passes another pandemic stimulus package. Without help, these workers risk joining the millions of low-income renters who have have built up months worth of back rent. As the national eviction moratorium is set to expire at the end of the year, … Continue reading Millions of renters will lose unemployment benefits as eviction crisis looms


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Trump admin report attacks proven strategy to reduce homelessness

By on November 12th, 2020

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A report released by the Trump administration last month was supposed to propose a strategic plan for the federal response to ending homelessness. Instead, the report attacks a proven strategy, called Housing First, that is behind over a decade of progress reducing homelessness. Critics say the report ignores the structural causes of homelessness, like rising … Continue reading Trump admin report attacks proven strategy to reduce homelessness


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HUD Secretary Ben Carson has tested positive for coronavirus

By on November 10th, 2020

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Dr. Ben Carson, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), tested positive for coronavirus on Monday. Confirmed first to ABC News by his Deputy Chief of Staff Coalter Baker, Carson was tested at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Carson reportedly has already left the hospital after … Continue reading HUD Secretary Ben Carson has tested positive for coronavirus


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KC Tenants and ACLU sue over court order allowing evictions during the pandemic

By on October 29th, 2020

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Despite a national eviction moratorium ordered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to protect low-income renters during the coronavirus pandemic, evictions for nonpayment of rent have continued around the country. Evictions in some areas are being permitted by local courts; and renters in Kansas City, Missouri, have fought back.  The American Civil … Continue reading KC Tenants and ACLU sue over court order allowing evictions during the pandemic


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Trump administration favors landlords in guidance on eviction moratorium

By on October 22nd, 2020

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The Trump administration has undercut COVID-19 eviction protections provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), by releasing guidance that heavily favors landlords. This change will give landlords new tools to push renters out and accelerate eviction proceedings for many renters in the midst of the pandemic. For those not familiar with the … Continue reading Trump administration favors landlords in guidance on eviction moratorium


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