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Trump and Carson fuel suburban fears about low-income renters

By on September 11th, 2020

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Editor’s Note: From our CEO and Founder, David Layfield: Affordable Housing Online has always been dedicated to helping low-income renters. This does not stop at just helping renters find affordable housing. It is also important for me to help renters understand legislation and policies that can affect their housing opportunities. A recent opinion piece in … Continue reading Trump and Carson fuel suburban fears about low-income renters


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CDC orders national eviction moratorium until end of year

By on September 3rd, 2020

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The Trump administration acted on Tuesday to temporarily halt evictions for most Americans due to the coronavirus pandemic. This move will provide critical protection for millions of low-income renters and homeowners on the brink of losing their homes. Without emergency rental assistance, though, the order only pushes out the date when millions of low-income families … Continue reading CDC orders national eviction moratorium until end of year


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Federal judge rules cities cannot issue fines for being homeless

By on August 27th, 2020

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A federal judge recently ruled that the City of Grants Pass, Oregon, cannot issue citations and civil fines to homeless people sleeping in public. Following up on an earlier case that outlawed criminal penalties for sleeping in parks and on sidewalks, the ruling will force local governments to rethink how they address the challenge of … Continue reading Federal judge rules cities cannot issue fines for being homeless


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Trump executive orders will not help workers or stop evictions

By on August 18th, 2020

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President Trump issued executive orders last weekend that he promised would help jobless workers. He made this move, he said, because of the stalemate in Congress over the next coronavirus stimulus package. But these orders are just more false promises from a president who has hurt millions with his mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic. One … Continue reading Trump executive orders will not help workers or stop evictions


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Low-income, minority, and immigrant renters hurt by Trump cutting census short

By on August 10th, 2020

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The U.S. Census Bureau will cut short the time for the 2020 Census count by a month, which will leave millions of people uncounted; most of those being low-income, minority, and immigrant households. This cynical move by the Trump administration will short-change states and cities with large minority or immigrant populations for a decade. Ironically, … Continue reading Low-income, minority, and immigrant renters hurt by Trump cutting census short


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Trump fans race and class tensions as HUD guts key fair housing rule

By on August 5th, 2020

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The Trump administration abruptly terminated a key fair housing regulation last week that required states and cities to reduce historic patterns of housing segregation. This rule change will allow local governments to continue policies that restrict housing choice for low-income and minority renters. The rule being targeted promotes Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH). This requires … Continue reading Trump fans race and class tensions as HUD guts key fair housing rule


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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