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Housing Subsidies

April 23, 2021, 5am PDT
Contrary to the dominant narrative about the negative perceptions of affordable housing projects among the public, a recent survey reveals widespread support for affordable housing in the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan region.
Regional Plan Association
October 26, 2020, 11am PDT
How an ambiguous legal definition is endangering nonprofits’ control of dozens of affordable housing developments in the final years of their tax credit agreements.
Shelterforce Magazine
Feature
October 21, 2020, 12pm PDT
An excerpt from the new book by Shane Phillips, "The Affordable City," published by Island Press.
Shane Phillips
September 11, 2020, 7am PDT
More than a dozen states are using Community Development Block Grant funding from the CARES Act to fund emergency rental and mortgage assistance programs.
Shelterforce Magazine
July 23, 2020, 6am PDT
The day that renters relying on public support to pay the bills have been dreading since March arrives tomorrow.
The Washington Post
July 10, 2020, 8am PDT
Developments funded by Los Angeles' Proposition HHH homeless housing bond has been delayed for three key reasons.
Los Angeles Times
April 30, 2020, 6am PDT
The solutions for the U.S. housing crisis caused by the economic wreckage of COVID-19 will also provide relief in the future, according to this article.
Sightline Institute
July 9, 2019, 1pm PDT
Los Angeles officials hope a new law will cut off one of the city's pipelines to homelessness.
Los Angeles Times
June 3, 2019, 5am PDT
A proposed rule to disqualify all families living with an undocumented person from receiving federal housing aid is available for comment. We know a few people who oppose the rule.
Governing
May 21, 2019, 7am PDT
St. Louis County is considering fair housing legislation that would prevent source of income discrimination, as many cities in the region have already done, and many more are also considering.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
February 27, 2019, 10am PST
A new program announced by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is designed to encourage Opportunity Zone investments that address poverty and underinvestment.
The Real Deal
February 17, 2019, 5am PST
A new approach to affordable housing attempts to overcome the traditional approaches of supply-side economics and government-funded investments and extractions.
City Observatory
January 28, 2019, 7am PST
An investigative feature by Governing magazine blames the history of land use regulations like zoning and redlining for the racial segregation of contemporary communities all over the state of Illinois and the country.
Governing
December 4, 2018, 1pm PST
There are a lot of financial, and legal, reasons to get the rethink the city of Portland's approach to affordable housing funding.
The Oregonian
August 22, 2018, 7am PDT
Rochester, New York is launching the new Neighbors for Neighbors program.
WHEC
July 18, 2018, 5am PDT
A new report from the Urban Institute aims to demystify the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit.
Urban Institute
June 12, 2018, 9am PDT
Blame it on the federal budget, says Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Carson.
The Hill
May 8, 2018, 12pm PDT
Changes to the Mortgage Interest Deduction ostensibly made the housing subsidy more progressive. The real consequences of the change, however, make the deduction "significantly more inequitable that it was in years past."
Greater Greater Washington
May 4, 2018, 10am PDT
Last year's tax reform bill seriously curtailed the mortgage interest deduction, despite its reputation for untouchability. Perhaps lawmakers should get rid of it entirely.
Slate
April 26, 2018, 8am PDT
The proposal by U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson would also allow property owners to require employment from renters receiving housing subsidies.
The Washington Post