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Community Development Block Grants

June 25, 2019, 10am PDT
U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Indiana) has introduced a new law that picks sides in the housing debate, though the law is unlikely to produce structural change in the development process the near future.
Senator Todd Young
November 8, 2018, 10am PST
Linking zoning reform mandates to CDBG funding is not an effective way to change exclusionary zoning.
Brookings
June 6, 2018, 2pm PDT
Harris County has a home buyout program, designed to reduce the amount of residents living in flood-prone homes. But when it comes to home buyouts, a lot of money goes a little way.
Houston Chronicle
March 23, 2018, 1pm PDT
It was touch and go there for a little bit today, but in the end President Trump signed a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill that spares many transit and community development programs.
Associated Press via CBS News
October 28, 2017, 11am PDT
Administrative changes announced by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will impact programs like the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the HOME Investment Partnerships programs.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
August 14, 2017, 10am PDT
The 2017 "Worst Case Housing Needs" report paints a dire picture of the nation's low-income housing options, as the Trump Administration proposes drastic cuts to federal housing programs.
The Washington Post
May 22, 2017, 8am PDT
A recent report from the Urban Institute warns of potentially expanding catastrophe for affordable housing around the country.
Business Insider
April 19, 2017, 2pm PDT
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is under the microscope. As the Trump Administration considers eliminating the program, the Urban Institute recommends a less-is-more approach.
Governing
April 12, 2017, 5am PDT
A Forbes contributor provides analysis of how much states stand to lose if the Trump Administration succeeds in cutting funding for the Community Development Block Grants program.
Forbes
March 16, 2017, 6am PDT
Next City explores the possible consequences of reported desire by the Trump Administration to cut $6 billion from the budget of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Next City
March 9, 2017, 11am PST
The Washington Post has a big scoop about the early draft of the Trump Administration's budget for the Department of Housing Urban Development.
The Washington Post
December 17, 2015, 1pm PST
Congress is on pace to wrap up a major piece of federal legislation before leaving for recess.
APA Policy News
August 22, 2015, 5am PDT
The federal government offered to $24 million to create a loan pool in struggling areas of North St. Louis County—most infamously displayed to the country over the past year in the intense racial conflicts centering around Ferguson.
St. Louis County
August 3, 2014, 9am PDT
Before San Diego adopts a proposal to continue redevelopment using profit-based concepts, it should pause to consider the perils, argues Murtaza H. Baxamusa, an affordable housing developer and planning professor.
UrbDeZine
August 1, 2013, 5am PDT
A controversial House bill that proposed drastic spending cuts to Transportation and Housing programs was pulled from the floor yesterday after Republicans balked at supporting the cuts outlined in Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) budget.
The Hill
June 20, 2013, 9am PDT
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation and HUD has proposed drastic cuts to Community Development Block Grants and eliminating funding for the Partnership for Sustainable Communities and TIGER. The cuts presage coming budget battles.
DC.Streetsblog
January 19, 2012, 8am PST
A new report released Wednesday, to coincide with a U.S. Conference of Mayors gathering in Washington D.C., finds that only 26 of the nation’s 363 metropolitan areas had recovered the jobs lost during the recession by the end of last year.
The New York Times
March 20, 2011, 1pm PDT
Cities should be mad about the federal government's cutting of discretionary spending and not reducing defense spending, according to this column from Neal Peirce.
Citiwire
January 27, 2011, 9am PST
Mayors across the country are facing the possible loss of federal Community Development Block Grants, which could pull many local projects aimed at helping low-income residents to a halt.
Governing
May 12, 2009, 9am PDT
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has set aside $980 million for Community Development Block Grants, which will be split among 1,200 governments.
Architectural Record