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Biden housing plan envisions a safe, affordable home for everyone

By on November 23rd, 2020

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Now that the election is over, what can low-income renters look forward to from the Biden administration?  President-elect Biden’s housing plan would provide more rental assistance to help people pay for costly housing, and would also build new affordable housing around the country. It would reward local governments that took steps to end residential segregation, … Continue reading Biden housing plan envisions a safe, affordable home for everyone


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Call your senators on Thursday to demand pandemic housing assistance

By on November 17th, 2020

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Editor’s Note: Contact information for your senators and representatives is easy to find here. Join housing supporters across the country for “National Call-In Day” on Thursday, November 19th to demand that your representative and senators pass a coronavirus relief bill with critical housing assistance and protections. Sponsored by the National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), the … Continue reading Call your senators on Thursday to demand pandemic housing assistance


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Trump admin report attacks proven strategy to reduce homelessness

By on November 12th, 2020

Tagged As: Affordable Housing News, Editorials

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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A vote for Biden-Harris is a vote for low-income renters and affordable housing

By on October 30th, 2020

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Editor’s Note: From our CEO and Founder David Layfield: The outcome of this election will profoundly affect whether millions of low-income people have access to safe, affordable housing. Nearly 20 years ago, I founded Affordable Housing Online with the mission to help low-income renters find housing assistance. As my team and I continue to devote … Continue reading A vote for Biden-Harris is a vote for low-income renters and affordable housing


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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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Register to vote before your state’s deadline

By on October 5th, 2020

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With Election Day less than one month away, the deadline to register to vote in many states is quickly approaching, or is already here. It is important for low-income renters to vote to support candidates with plans to progress our affordable housing programs. Today is the last day you can register by any method to … Continue reading Register to vote before your state’s deadline


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House keeps housing assistance a priority for coronavirus relief

By on October 2nd, 2020

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House Democrats introduced a compromise $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill this week. With Congress set to break for recess before the national election, bill sponsors hope it will provide a starting point for negotiations on a new aid package. Affordable housing remains a priority in the bill, with substantial funding for emergency rental assistance and … Continue reading House keeps housing assistance a priority for coronavirus relief


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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