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Open letter from Affordable Housing Online: Considerations for new HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge

By on March 24th, 2021

Tagged As: Editorials

Editor’s Note: Now that Marcia Fudge has been sworn in as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), she faces several challenges to help low-income renters.  Even before the pandemic, housing was not affordable for anyone earning minimum wage. And now, millions of more renters are at risk of eviction and homelessness. … Continue reading Open letter from Affordable Housing Online: Considerations for new HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge


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Housing Wait List Recap: March 22, 2021

By on March 22nd, 2021

Tagged As: Waiting List Openings

This week’s recap highlights Section 8, Public Housing, and other affordable housing waiting lists that have been recently announced for the week of March 22, 2021. If you are struggling to pay rent during the coronavirus pandemic, information on local COVID-19 Rental Assistance programs can be found here. New Waiting List Announcements Kitsap and Mason … Continue reading Housing Wait List Recap: March 22, 2021


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Biden’s American Rescue Plan is a lifeline for low-income renters

By on March 15th, 2021

Tagged As: Editorials

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, a $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill signed by President Joe Biden last week, provides a range of benefits that will help lift millions out of poverty, especially children. From emergency rental assistance directly helping low-income renters stay safe in their homes, to education funding, the aid that is … Continue reading Biden’s American Rescue Plan is a lifeline for low-income renters


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Housing Wait List Recap: March 15, 2021

By on March 15th, 2021

Tagged As: Waiting List Openings

This week’s recap highlights Section 8, Public Housing, and other affordable housing waiting lists that have been recently announced for the week of March 15, 2021. If you are struggling to pay rent during the coronavirus pandemic, information on local COVID-19 Rental Assistance programs can be found here. New Waiting List Announcements Clark County, NV … Continue reading Housing Wait List Recap: March 15, 2021


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Recommendations to improve racial equity in emergency rental assistance programs

By on March 11th, 2021

Tagged As: Affordable Housing News, Editorials

Before the pandemic, minority renters faced much greater housing challenges than their white counterparts. And with the economic crisis brought on by the pandemic; Black, Latino, and Native American renters have felt even more housing instability. Emergency rental assistance needs to be targeted so that these groups are not left out in the cold. The … Continue reading Recommendations to improve racial equity in emergency rental assistance programs


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President Biden signs American Rescue Plan

By on March 11th, 2021

Tagged As: COVID-19 Current Events

One day after Congress gave its final approval of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, it has been signed into law by President Joe Biden today. “This historic legislation is about rebuilding the backbone of this country, and giving people in this nation — working people, middle-class folks, people who have built the country … Continue reading President Biden signs American Rescue Plan


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COVID relief bill to be signed by Biden this week

By on March 10th, 2021

Tagged As: COVID-19 Current Events

There’s only one more step for the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill to be signed into law, after the Senate’s version of the bill was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill, called the American Rescue Plan, will now be sent to President Joe Biden, and it is expected to be signed before … Continue reading COVID relief bill to be signed by Biden this week


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Housing Wait List Recap: March 8, 2021

By on March 8th, 2021

Tagged As: Waiting List Openings

This week’s recap highlights Section 8, Public Housing, and other affordable housing waiting lists that have been recently announced for the week of March 8, 2021. If you are struggling to pay rent during the coronavirus pandemic, information on local COVID-19 Rental Assistance programs can be found here. New Waiting List Announcements Lynchburg, VA Section … Continue reading Housing Wait List Recap: March 8, 2021


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Senate passes American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

By on March 6th, 2021

Tagged As: COVID-19 Current Events

A week after the House passed their version of the $1.9 trillion stimulus plan, the U.S. Senate has approved their own legislation for the coronavirus relief bill. It will now be sent back for House approval, and then to its final destination — President Biden’s desk. Both actions are expected to happen this upcoming week. … Continue reading Senate passes American Rescue Plan Act of 2021


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CDC national eviction protections still in place despite Texas judge’s ruling

By on March 5th, 2021

Tagged As: Affordable Housing News, Editorials

Low-income renters are still protected by the national eviction moratorium ordered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), even though a Texas judge made a ruling last week that the CDC order was unconstitutional.  As stated by National Housing Law Project (NHLP) in a review of the lawsuit, the decision only applies to the … Continue reading CDC national eviction protections still in place despite Texas judge’s ruling