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Why is it hard to maintain quality Public Housing?

By on January 14th, 2019

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    Recent stories have highlighted the poor condition of Public Housing around the country. Public Housing communities serve people with the lowest incomes, mostly seniors, disabled persons and families with children. Some buildings are in such bad shape that HUD has taken over management from the local Public Housing Agency (PHA). How did we … Continue reading Why is it hard to maintain quality Public Housing?


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Rental Assistance Demonstration Program Helps Improve Public Housing

By on December 17th, 2018

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Much of the nation’s public housing stock is aging. Stagnant funding for operations and capital repairs have meant many public housing properties suffer from deferred maintenance. They need new roofs and boilers, kitchens and bathrooms, and upgrades to improve energy efficiency and access for persons with disabilities. Amid controversy over conditions of its Public Housing … Continue reading Rental Assistance Demonstration Program Helps Improve Public Housing


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Housing Stability Loans Can Keep Renters in Their Homes

By on October 5th, 2018

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America is in the midst of a rental housing crisis that is hitting low-income renters the hardest. To help low-income renters find new homes and stay in them, affordable housing advocates have come up with some creative solutions. For many years, rents have risen dramatically while incomes remain stagnant. 80% of renters earning less than … Continue reading Housing Stability Loans Can Keep Renters in Their Homes


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Carson’s Rent Increases Will Devastate Millions of Low-Income Renters

By on April 27th, 2018

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Under new a Trump Administration proposal, HUD tenants would have work requirements and rent increases, including tripled rent for households that need assistance the most. As the latest insult to decency from the Trump Administration, millions of low-income families will be at greater risk of homelessness. On Wednesday, HUD Secretary Ben Carson released the Trump … Continue reading Carson’s Rent Increases Will Devastate Millions of Low-Income Renters


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Proposed Tax Reform Not Good for Low-Income Renters

By on December 7th, 2017

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12/19/17 Update: Today, the House passed its tax bill by a 227-203 vote. The Senate is expected to vote tonight. Editor’s Note: This article reflects Affordable Housing Online’s analysis of the two tax reform bills passed by the Senate and House of Representatives, and how it would affect participants of low-income housing programs. The Republican … Continue reading Proposed Tax Reform Not Good for Low-Income Renters


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Housing Authority Strategies Help Prevent Crime in Public Housing

By on November 7th, 2017

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For a long time, Public Housing was seen as a center for violent crime, with images of brick high-rise complexes in dangerous neighborhoods dominating the media. But violent crime has been on the decline in the United States since 1995. And as violent crime has diminished nationwide, so too has it decreased on Public Housing … Continue reading Housing Authority Strategies Help Prevent Crime in Public Housing


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Section 8 Small Area Fair Market Rents Give Renters Opportunity

By on October 10th, 2017

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As a former Housing Choice Voucher caseworker, I’ve seen instances where families were awarded Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8), but could not use them to rent in middle-class neighborhoods where schools are better, grocery stores are closer and the streets are safer for their children. Only on a few occasions do I recall seeing families … Continue reading Section 8 Small Area Fair Market Rents Give Renters Opportunity


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A Follow Up To Our Endorsement of Hillary Clinton

By on November 8th, 2016

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Post-Election Update: As Dave gathers his thoughts for his next article about how the Trump presidency will affect the needs of low-income renters, you can apply to more than 500 open Section 8 waiting lists nationwide, and search our website for your area of interest to find affordable housing options near you. I founded Affordable … Continue reading A Follow Up To Our Endorsement of Hillary Clinton


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OPINION: Trump Will Try to Eliminate Section 8 and Other Housing Assistance Programs

By on November 6th, 2016

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Post-Election Update: As Dave gathers his thoughts for his next article about how the Trump presidency will affect the needs of low-income renters, you can apply to more than 500 open Section 8 waiting lists nationwide, and search our website for your area of interest to find affordable housing options near you. Editorial Note:  After … Continue reading OPINION: Trump Will Try to Eliminate Section 8 and Other Housing Assistance Programs