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Eviction diversion programs keep tenants out of court and in their homes

By on July 22nd, 2021

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Some state and local governments are taking steps to keep low-income renters out of eviction courts as the national eviction moratorium nears its end. These state and local eviction diversion programs offer renters and landlords a less costly alternative to eviction court. Eviction diversion programs also help most renters who are behind on their rent … Continue reading Eviction diversion programs keep tenants out of court and in their homes


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Rising building costs could slow down new affordable housing development

By on July 21st, 2021

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The rising cost of lumber and other materials has slowed down housing production just as the nation is starting to reopen from the pandemic. This not only means fewer single-family homes and higher prices for homebuyers. It also means that fewer affordable rental properties will be built just as low-income renters need them the most. … Continue reading Rising building costs could slow down new affordable housing development


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Reminder: The CDC eviction moratorium ends in two weeks

By on July 16th, 2021

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Millions of low-income renters have been protected from eviction during the pandemic because of a national eviction moratorium. Although the order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been extended several times, the eviction moratorium will expire on July 31 of this year. Some states and local jurisdictions may still have a … Continue reading Reminder: The CDC eviction moratorium ends in two weeks


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Persistent poverty counties and the digital divide

By on July 13th, 2021

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There are hundreds of counties in the United States where poverty has been entrenched for decades. These are places where on average more than a quarter of the population lives in poverty. Although we tend to think of inner city urban areas when we think of extreme poverty, persistent poverty counties are overwhelmingly rural. What … Continue reading Persistent poverty counties and the digital divide


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Supreme Court lets eviction moratorium stand

By on June 30th, 2021

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday let stand a national moratorium on evictions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently extended the eviction moratorium through July 31, 2021. The Supreme Court’s decision means that low-income renters will be protected from eviction until the CDC’s order expires. The CDC eviction moratorium had been overturned by … Continue reading Supreme Court lets eviction moratorium stand


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Biden administration to extend CDC eviction moratorium through end of July

By on June 23rd, 2021

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The national eviction moratorium that has protected millions of low-income renters during the pandemic has been extended through July 31 by the Biden administration, after it was set to expire at the end of this month. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) order has been extended several times. Without the eviction moratorium, millions … Continue reading Biden administration to extend CDC eviction moratorium through end of July


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Arkansas renter group helps people keep their homes during the pandemic

By on June 17th, 2021

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An eviction intervention program in Arkansas is helping keep low-income renters from losing their homes. Led by Arkansas Renters United, the effort involves gathering eviction information online and using grassroots outreach to connect with renters in danger of eviction. Arkansas Renters United (ARU) is a project of Arkansas Community Organizations. ARU works to mobilize individuals … Continue reading Arkansas renter group helps people keep their homes during the pandemic


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Some HUD residents still face eviction challenges during pandemic

By on June 10th, 2021

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While serving the most vulnerable people in our communities, some HUD Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) around the country have used the eviction process to push renters into paying back bills. Renters in federally assisted housing have been protected from eviction through most of the pandemic. The CDC eviction moratorium is in effect for low-and moderate … Continue reading Some HUD residents still face eviction challenges during pandemic


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Biden’s FY22 budget increases housing opportunities for low-income renters

By on June 4th, 2021

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Last month, President Biden released a broad outline of his Fiscal Year 2022 budget. Last week, the president followed up with more details. The updated FY 2022 budget has specific amounts proposed for each federal program. This includes federal housing programs at HUD and USDA.  President Biden’s annual spending proposal includes modest increases for most … Continue reading Biden’s FY22 budget increases housing opportunities for low-income renters


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Biden proposes big boost for low-income workers and families

By on May 19th, 2021

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President Biden proposed a new $1.8 trillion investment plan last month that will help low-income families with accessible education, direct household support, and tax cuts. The American Families Plan follows up on the $2 trillion American Jobs Plan, which proposed massive infrastructure and affordable housing investments. Although there are no affordable housing funds in the … Continue reading Biden proposes big boost for low-income workers and families