Research: Housing First Works
Randomized trials show a high rate of success for the Housing First approach to reducing homelessness.
Chattanooga Slashed Homelessness in Half in 2023
The city’s focus on assistance for households at risk of eviction and supportive housing helped keep more residents housed.
How the Rent Crisis Impacts American Children
Roughly 40 percent of people facing evictions each year are children.
Affordable Housing, Defined
Some experts say the metric used to define the housing cost burden is outdated and no longer reflects the reality of household needs.
Seattle Makes Historic Affordable Housing Investment
While the 2024 budget plan invests in housing and social programs, city leaders warn the city will face a shortfall of almost $250 million in 2025.
Fixing the Housing Voucher Shortage
As low-income families wait years to receive housing assistance vouchers, experts suggest new ways to improve the program and help more eligible households.
Tenant-Led Organization Fights Back Against Discriminating Landlords
Although it’s technically illegal for landlords to deny housing voucher recipients, tenants around the country have been rejected or charged exorbitant fees for using vouchers.
Quantifying the Impact of Pandemic Housing Assistance
The massive federal injection of funding into housing programs has had major impacts on many Americans’ ability to stay housed and out of debt, but fears loom as the end of some funding sources nears.
Jersey City Approves New Rental Assistance
The city will supply rental assistance grants through its Affordable Housing Trust Fund.
Arlington to Open Housing Voucher Waiting List
Despite a high need in the area, it’s been more than a decade since the Virginia city last opened applications for housing vouchers.
HUD Approves L.A. Housing Voucher Changes
The city requested changes to federal housing voucher approvals to streamline the approval process for people experiencing homelessness.
Analysis: Pandemic Housing Relief Prevented Millions of Evictions
Federal data reveals that millions of Americans could have faced eviction without emergency housing aid distributed during the pandemic.
Study: Housing Assistance Programs Not Enough for Rural Renters
Many housing and human services providers say their programs are underfunded as the housing crisis in rural parts of America grows.
Op-Ed: New York Housing Voucher Program Would Increase Housing Security
An op-ed in Gotham Gazette calls on the state legislature to enact a housing assistance program that could help tens of thousands of residents stay in their homes.
What Is the Housing Choice Voucher Program?
Federal housing assistance vouchers subsidize the cost of rental housing, but high demand and long waiting lists mean many low-income families wait for years to access affordable housing.
Proposed Bill Would Strengthen California’s Renter Protections
The bill would improve on the 2019 Tenant Protection Act by further limiting rent increases and adding more eviction protections for California renters.
White House Budget Proposal Includes Over $175 Billion for Housing
The proposed budget seeks to expand the housing voucher program, incentivize housing production, and promote zoning reform, but will likely face strong opposition from congressional Republicans.
Houston Reopens Affordable Housing Wait List
For the first time in almost five years, Houston residents can apply for housing assistance.
Housing Voucher Recipients Find Themselves With Fewer Options
Americans relying on federal rental assistance are struggling harder than ever to find affordable housing, braving years-long wait lists and reluctant landlords.
Nevada Makes Historic Affordable Housing Investment
The state announced $500 million in grants to agencies and organizations building or preserving affordable housing in the state.
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