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HUD Secretary Ben Carson appointed to president’s coronavirus task force

By on March 11th, 2020

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HUD Secretary Ben Carson was recently appointed to the White House Coronavirus Task Force. The Task Force is charged with leading the federal response to the coronavirus outbreak. Since his appointment, Secretary Carson has had some awkward moments trying to explain the Task Force’s plans to keep the public safe. President Trump charged The Task … Continue reading HUD Secretary Ben Carson appointed to president’s coronavirus task force


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Local barriers in the way of new affordable housing

By on March 9th, 2020

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Affordable housing faces many barriers at the local level. Some are written into zoning and building codes that discourage new rental housing. Public forums can provide a platform for Not-In-My-Back-Yard opponents. And even in cities that have adopted rules supporting new rental housing, permit backlogs have delayed projects. Low-income renters have the most to lose … Continue reading Local barriers in the way of new affordable housing


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Housing Wait List Recap: March 9, 2020

By on March 9th, 2020

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This week’s recap highlights Section 8, Public Housing, and other affordable housing waiting lists that are open and have been recently announced for the week of March 9, 2020. Select the link given for each waiting list to find out the requirements and details on how to apply for rental assistance. New Waiting List Announcements … Continue reading Housing Wait List Recap: March 9, 2020


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Housing Wait List Recap: March 2, 2020

By on March 2nd, 2020

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This week’s recap highlights Section 8, Public Housing, and other affordable housing waiting lists that are open and have been recently announced for the week of March 2, 2020. Select the link given for each waiting list to find out the requirements and details on how to apply for rental assistance. New Waiting List Announcements … Continue reading Housing Wait List Recap: March 2, 2020


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Harvard report shows loss of affordable apartments and growing rent burden

By on February 28th, 2020

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A new Harvard University report shows a shrinking pool of affordable apartments, and more renters who are paying too much for their housing.  America’s Rental Housing 2020 was prepared by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS). It is an annual report that looks at important trends affecting rental housing and the people that … Continue reading Harvard report shows loss of affordable apartments and growing rent burden


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Inspector General finds HUD not imposing oversight on troubled housing authorities

By on February 25th, 2020

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HUD’s Inspector General issued a report finding that troubled Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) have not been referred for HUD management takeover, despite being required by law and regulations. Without additional oversight, poor living conditions for low-income renters served by these troubled PHAs – commonly known as housing authorities – could stagnate or get worse. HUD … Continue reading Inspector General finds HUD not imposing oversight on troubled housing authorities


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Housing Wait List Recap: February 24, 2020

By on February 24th, 2020

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This week’s recap highlights Section 8, Public Housing, and other affordable housing waiting lists that are open and have been recently announced for the week of February 24, 2020. Select the link given for each waiting list to find out the requirements and details on how to apply for rental assistance. New Waiting List Announcements … Continue reading Housing Wait List Recap: February 24, 2020


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Annual HUD report shows rise in homelessness for third year

By on February 19th, 2020

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HUD’s 2019 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) shows that although homelessness decreased in many states, overall it rose for the third straight year under the Trump administration. Key Facts: There were 567,715 homeless persons counted in January, 2019, an increase of 2.7% in the homeless population. 63% of homeless persons were sheltered and 37% unsheltered. … Continue reading Annual HUD report shows rise in homelessness for third year


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Housing Wait List Recap: February 17, 2020

By on February 17th, 2020

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This week’s recap highlights Section 8, Public Housing, and other affordable housing waiting lists that are open and have been recently announced for the week of February 17, 2020. Select the link given for each waiting list to find out the requirements and details on how to apply for rental assistance. New Waiting List Announcements … Continue reading Housing Wait List Recap: February 17, 2020