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Housing Trust Fund

May 6, 2021, 11am PDT
A charter amendment that would have guaranteed funding for the Cincinnati Housing trust Fund was soundly defeated by voters in a citywide election last week.
WCPO
April 30, 2021, 6am PDT
Cincinnati voters will consider Issue 3 at the ballot box on May 4, potentially guaranteeing $50 million in annual funding for the city's Housing Trust Fund.
The Cincinnati Enquirer
March 26, 2021, 6am PDT
A housing policy debate is taking place on the editorial pages of Cincinnati publications.
Cincinnati.com
June 11, 2020, 5am PDT
The city of Philadelphia is facing a $649 million budget shortfall, and Mayor Jim Kenney is proposing to cut deeply from the city's housing budget to make up the difference.
WHYY
December 29, 2019, 7am PST
Fast-rising rents in Phoenix mean housing costs are out of reach for more residents, and the city is no longer considered a place where affordable housing is easy to find.
The Mercury News
October 26, 2019, 9am PDT
Defraying the costs of maintaining a historic home can help more families stay in their homes, according to the logic behind a preservation fund proposed in one of the most historic cities in the country.
WHYY
October 25, 2018, 6am PDT
Over the last decade and a half, the city has put millions of dollars into affordable housing. But the help is not reaching Charlotte’s neediest residents.
The Charlotte Observer
April 25, 2018, 5am PDT
The city of Charlotte has a funding gap to make up if it wants to keep its promises about how much affordable housing to build or maintain in the short term.
The Charlotte Observer
April 13, 2018, 8am PDT
Philadelphia will create a one percent "construction impact tax" to help fund affordable housing projects around the city.
PlanPhilly
May 16, 2015, 5am PDT
Aaron Wiener interviews Polly Donaldson—the recently hired head the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) in Washington, D.C.—about her strategies for improving housing in the Nation's Capital.
Washington City Paper
December 20, 2014, 11am PST
SPUR didn't give a grade to the Bay Area on housing affordability in its most recent issue of The Urbanist, but it does provide a thorough overview of the current and ongoing efforts to make housing more affordable in the region.
The Urbanist