Housing Vouchers

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Rural Affordable Housing in Crisis

Rural U.S. communities are poised to lose hundreds of thousands of affordable housing units as federally backed mortgages mature.

April 9, 2024 - HousingWire

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How New California Housing Laws Will Impact Renters

Laws going into effect this year will affect regulations around security deposits, credit checks, and even e-scooters.

January 5, 2024 - The Sacramento Bee

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Kansas City Could Ban Source-of-Income Discrimination

The proposed law would eliminate a significant hurdle for many recipients of federal housing vouchers.

December 12, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

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‘Renters Bill of Rights’ One Step Closer to Reality

The Biden administration could strengthen tenant protections on a national scale by leveraging federally backed mortgages to mandate rent stabilization and bar discrimination in rental housing.

November 22, 2023 - Truthout

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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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HUD Considering Cash Housing Assistance Pilot

Cash housing assistance in lieu of bureaucracy-laden vouchers could make affordable housing more accessible to low-income households.

September 13, 2023 - Vox

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Texas Law Bars Source of Income Discrimination

The law seeks to address a growing number of HOA regulations that prohibit renting to Section 8 voucher recipients.

September 8, 2023 - Bloomberg CityLab

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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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Boise City Council Defers Source-of-Income Discrimination Ban

The council asked for a more detailed policy, expressing concern about the added burden on smaller landlords and the housing supply.

August 22, 2023 - Boise Dev

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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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Philadelphia to Add 10,000 Residents to Housing Voucher Wait List

After a decade-long delay, the city is taking new voucher applications. But for recipients, a voucher doesn’t guarantee they’ll find housing.

January 10, 2023 - WHYY

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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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Atlanta Poised to Pass Protections for Voucher Holders

The city council will vote on a proposal to require publicly subsidized landlords to lease units to recipients of housing assistance vouchers.

November 14, 2022 - Atlanta Civic Circle

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Dallas Housing Nonprofit Warns of Dwindling Resources

A nonprofit that works to house people experiencing homelessness is calling on more landlords to participate in programs that match housing voucher recipients with available units.

November 9, 2022 - Dallas Observer

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Charlotte Approves Protections for Housing Voucher Recipients

The city became the first in North Carolina to enact fines for landlords who fail to rent to recipients of federal housing vouchers.

August 25, 2022 - Governing

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Three-Quarters of D.C. Housing Vouchers Go Unused

Hindered by bureaucratic delays and a tight housing market, voucher recipients in the District have a hard time finding available units.

August 14, 2022 - The Washington Post

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North Texas HOA Effectively Bans Section 8 Recipients

Housing and civil rights advocates warn that the community’s rule instituting fines on landlords who rent to housing voucher recipients will disproportionately affect Black families.

July 27, 2022 - Texas Tribune

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New York City Issues Nearly All Its Housing Vouchers

After a slow start to the program, the city has distributed 91 percent of the housing vouchers issued through the American Rescue Act. Now housing agencies must help recipients actually find housing.

July 19, 2022 - City Limits

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Charlotte To Consider Fines for Housing Voucher Discrimination

A proposed policy would fine landlords who refuse to rent to voucher recipients, calling it “source of income discrimination.”

July 12, 2022 - The Charlotte Observer

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