Roughly 40 percent of people facing evictions each year are children.
An Associated Press article by Jesse Bedayn and Michael Casey highlights the impact of the housing crisis on American households and youth. Half of U.S. renters now spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing, and millions face eviction each year.
Renters who make under $30,000 per year are left with only $310 per month in income for other needs, forcing households to make painful tradeoffs. Of the people who face eviction each year, roughly 2.9 million, or 40 percent, are children.
Now, states and the federal government are looking at legislative ways to support more affordable housing, prevent evictions, and boost the housing supply. Colorado is considering laws that would boost tenant protections. Proposals in Washington state would limit annual rent increases and require 10 percent affordable housing around transit hubs.
At the federal level, the Neighborhood Homes Investment Act would offer federal tax credits for rehabilitating older housing to keep it habitable.
Indiana Once Again Considering Ban on Dedicated Transit Lanes
The proposed legislation would impact the construction of planned IndyGo Blue Line, the third phase of the city’s bus rapid transit system.
LA’s ‘Spongy’ Infrastructure Captured Almost 9 Billion Gallons of Water
The city is turning away from stormwater management practices that shuttle water to the ocean, building infrastructure that collects and directs it underground instead.
Investors Snapping Up Record-High Number of Affordable Homes
High interest rates and record-high prices are driving investors to focus on homes in the lower price tier, exacerbating inventory shortages and pushing regular home buyers out of the market.
Federal Office Conversion Program Slow to Start
To date, no loans have closed through a federal program meant to spur office-to-residential conversions.
How Capturing Rainwater Can Make Cities Safer, More Resilient
Green infrastructure can help prevent flooding and replenish groundwater supplies, preventing subsidence that makes land sink.
Boston’s Blue Hill Avenue to Get BRT, Safety Improvements
The key bus corridor serves over 37,000 bus riders daily.
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