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Report shows that affordable housing is “Out of Reach” everywhere in the country

By on July 28th, 2020

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A new report shows that even before the coronavirus pandemic there is no place in the country where a full-time minimum wage worker can afford a modest apartment. Out of Reach 2020 is an annual report by the National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC). With millions already paying more than half of what they earn for … Continue reading Report shows that affordable housing is “Out of Reach” everywhere in the country


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Trump Admin again proposes rule that will hurt homeless transgender persons

By on July 23rd, 2020

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HUD announced this month that it will propose a rule change that allows local shelter providers to discriminate against homeless transgender persons. If the rule is implemented, transgender persons who are homeless could be turned away from shelters because of their gender identity.  The Trump administration originally announced this rule change last year, but did … Continue reading Trump Admin again proposes rule that will hurt homeless transgender persons


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House passes pandemic housing bills; pressure on Senate Republicans to support more housing assistance

By on July 14th, 2020

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Editor’s Note: Contact your senators about the importance of passing these housing bills! Follow the three-step instructions below! A housing bill passed in June by the House of Representatives is one of several moves to pressure Senate Republicans into supporting major housing provisions in the next coronavirus stimulus package. Called the Emergency Housing Protections and … Continue reading House passes pandemic housing bills; pressure on Senate Republicans to support more housing assistance


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Experts fear for eviction crisis during coronavirus pandemic

By on July 2nd, 2020

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July rent is due for millions of American renters, but many are still unable to pay as the coronavirus pandemic rages on. As states lift eviction moratoria, many fear a wave of evictions is soon to come. The Eviction Lab at Princeton University has been leading the effort to document the growing crisis of eviction … Continue reading Experts fear for eviction crisis during coronavirus pandemic


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American renters want housing assistance during the pandemic

By on June 16th, 2020

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Low-income renters across the country are at risk of losing their homes because of the coronavirus pandemic. A new poll shows that more than half of all people worry that they will lose their housing without additional assistance, and the vast majority of Americans also feel the government should help people stay in stable housing … Continue reading American renters want housing assistance during the pandemic


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Speaker Pelosi talks about housing assistance during the pandemic

By on June 5th, 2020

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) addressed affordable housing advocates and low-income renters this week in a webinar hosted by the National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC). During the call, Pelosi laid out the emergency housing measures recently passed by the House, and discussed next steps on affordable housing and coronavirus relief.  Speaker Pelosi said … Continue reading Speaker Pelosi talks about housing assistance during the pandemic


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HUD report shows housing programs serve those with the lowest incomes

By on June 2nd, 2020

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A recent HUD report shows that even though HUD programs reach a fraction of those who qualify, tenants in HUD-assisted housing are among the poorest and most vulnerable in our nation. HUD’s report, Characteristics of HUD-Assisted Renters and Their Units in 2017, is the tenth report in this series since 1989, and allows HUD to … Continue reading HUD report shows housing programs serve those with the lowest incomes


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Former inmates face housing discrimination during the pandemic

By on May 22nd, 2020

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Prisons and jails around the country have become COVID-19 hot spots. In an effort to decompress correctional facilities, many state and local governments are allowing early release of some inmates. Those being released face the same problems finding housing as anyone else leaving the criminal justice system. However, they can also face discrimination because landlords … Continue reading Former inmates face housing discrimination during the pandemic


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HEROES Act would give a lot of support to low-income renters

By on May 15th, 2020

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) unveiled the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act this week. This is the House’s latest aid package to help people and businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic. At $3 trillion, it would surpass the recent CARES Act as the largest aid package in U.S. history. … Continue reading HEROES Act would give a lot of support to low-income renters


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House lawmakers push national eviction ban and rent suspension

By on May 1st, 2020

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Democratic lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives are pushing legislation that will ban evictions and suspend rent payments for all renters nationwide during the COVID-19 pandemic. Millions of renters are not covered by a patchwork of local, state and federal eviction moratoria. Even renters in places with eviction protections will still owe crippling back … Continue reading House lawmakers push national eviction ban and rent suspension