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Research: Housing First Works

Randomized trials show a high rate of success for the Housing First approach to reducing homelessness.

February 16, 2024 - Housing Matters

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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.

February 13, 2024 - Smart Cities Dive

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How the Rent Crisis Impacts American Children

Roughly 40 percent of people facing evictions each year are children.

February 12, 2024 - KUNC

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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Some experts say the metric used to define the housing cost burden is outdated and no longer reflects the reality of household needs.

January 10, 2024 - Money

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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.

November 24, 2023 - Capitol Hill Seattle Blog

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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.

November 17, 2023 - Route Fifty

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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.

October 22, 2023 - Next City

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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.

October 20, 2023 - Route Fifty

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Jersey City Approves New Rental Assistance

The city will supply rental assistance grants through its Affordable Housing Trust Fund.

October 5, 2023 - Tap Into Jersey City

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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.

September 6, 2023 - DCist

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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.

August 23, 2023 - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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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.

June 11, 2023 - Bloomberg Politics

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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.

May 4, 2023 - Urban Wire

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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.

April 5, 2023 - Gotham Gazette

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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.

March 27, 2023 - Diana Ionescu

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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.

March 15, 2023 - KTLA

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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.

March 13, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

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Houston Reopens Affordable Housing Wait List

For the first time in almost five years, Houston residents can apply for housing assistance.

January 18, 2023 - ABC 13 News

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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.

January 8, 2023 - Bloomberg CityLab

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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.

December 13, 2022 - Tahoe Daily Tribune

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