Not surprisingly, much of the housing news this past week revolved around Ben Carson and the proposal that could triple rents for the nation's poorest. We pulled together a variety of national news articles following this story.
CitiBank annouced the launch of a new initiative this week in its efforts to address affordable housing.
Collin County's two separate Habitat for Humanity entities merged into one stronger organization.
And keeping an eye on Dallas City Hall... our City Manager is proposing a new policy.
Dallas City Hall is like Washington. We have a Deep State, and for all the same reasons. A new regime is in charge here, too. It's making big policy changes. Those new policies have serious consequences in the real world.
Affordable housing comes neither cheap nor easy, but is in great demand. Experts say the suburbs may offer DFW a blank slate to experiment with affordable housing best practices, but even with cheaper land prices, competition and construction prices still make it prohibitively difficult to pencil an affordable project.
North Collin County Habitat for Humanity (NCC Habitat) and Habitat for Humanity of South Collin County (HFH of SCC) announced today they have merged to form one united, stronger organization aimed at providing affordable housing options to low and moderate income families in Collin County.
As far as affordable housing, there is not a lot that the town itself can do... Homebuilders will not bother to build a subdivision unless they can meet their required ROI thresholds, and we cannot dictate what level of profit that should achieve. Unfortunately, there is no answer to curtail housing price escalation.
The nonprofit Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America is coming to Baltimore to help low- and moderate-income families become home buyers. Section 8 voucher holders also can qualify.
“Here in Fredericksburg, we’re moving to a culture of gentrification and pushing out those who really need the city and the services it provides: transportation, health care and access to affordable food.”
Today, Citi Community Development and Grounded Solutions Network announced the launch of the Citi/Grounded Solutions Network Community Land Trust (CLT) Accelerator, an initiative to address the affordable housing challenges facing urban, rural and suburban communities nationwide by propelling the growth of community land trusts.
Cities are not moving nearly fast enough to preserve affordability, so a partnership between a nonprofit and Citi aims to quickly grow the presence of community land trusts and create housing options that actually reflect people’s economic realities.
Rising housing costs don’t just push people out, they keep others out as well. That’s just as big a problem.
A new initiative will provide funding to nonprofits looking to buy land and build homes for lower- and middle-income families, in an effort to address affordability challenges around the U.S.
While words and actions do not always align, they unfortunately do in the case of Carson. In the 2019 department budget rejected by Congress last year, Carson wields the executioner’s axe with bloody impunity. In so doing, his “gifted hands,” which happens to be the title of his 1990 autobiography, have taken up a new specialty in robbing the poor.
WBAL Radio 1090 AM - HUD Secretary Ben Carson is proposing raising the rent from 30 percent to 35 percent of a tenant's income, with the rent cap tripling.
While the Republicans leading the Department of Housing and Urban Development are pushing to increase the rents on those who use Section 8 vouchers to afford housing, the Democratic governor of New York is moving to ensure that wanting to use a Section 8 voucher cannot be used as a means to discriminate against a prospective resident.
There is an increasing need to safeguard the backbone of the city’s affordable housing stock: Section 8 program.
Can anyone, at any income level, justify and sustain paying 80+ percent of their income on rent?
Despite more than doubling his income over the past 15 years and overcoming a 2009 bout of unemployment, Robert Rodriguez finds himself fighting an eviction in the downtown building where he has lived for more than four decades.
Properties that have been federally owned will soon be run locally, and they will operate more like traditional apartment complexes than anything else. Residents will pay rent with vouchers, and could one day live next door to people paying market rates.
A new bill is aimed at reducing long waits for federal housing assistance and increasing “self-sufficiency.”
Ben Carson the Housing and Urban Development secretary introduced a new proposal Wednesday that would increase rent payments for more than two million people living in public housing.
A plan by the Trump administration to triple rents for the nation's poorest families is running into a wall of opposition from fair housing advocates and members of Connecticut's Congressional delegat
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Thursday that about 40 families remaining in two dilapidated public housing complexes in southern Illinois have until June 30 to move — or they may face eviction proceedings.