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Rental Assistance

April 27, 2021, 8am PDT
The Biden administration plans to expand the federal housing voucher program, which currently provides rental assistance to 2.3 million U.S. households.
Next City
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
April 12, 2021, 6am PDT
While eviction moratoriums helped keep many tenants in their homes during the pandemic, the nation's renters have amassed a collective debt of over $52 billion, and many mom-and-pop landlords are struggling to hold on.
Los Angeles Times
March 31, 2021, 10am PDT
Despite receiving $10 million in rental assistance through a state-run program, landlords in Arizona have filed thousands of evictions since the pandemic began.
Arizona Republic
March 30, 2021, 7am PDT
Between two rounds of funding, the city of New York has only awarded $7 million of a total $60 million intended for tenant relief.
Gothamist
March 29, 2021, 10am PDT
The city will offer a new round of rental assistance to eligible families who owe back rent.
KTLA
December 10, 2020, 10am PST
With the upcoming expiration of unemployment insurance programs and the end of the nationwide eviction moratorium, Brookings fellow Jenny Schuetz shares insight on how to implement the most effective rent relief programs.
Brookings
September 16, 2020, 10am PDT
Independent landlords struggle to keep up with the cost of rental units and continue to face massive income drops caused by eviction moratoriums. Some of them are pushing back.
Politico
March 15, 2019, 10am PDT
Homelessness spiked in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. But the city has made substantial progress in providing housing and services to keep people off the streets.
WBUR
April 23, 2018, 7am PDT
More than a quarter of renter households in the United States earn 30 percent or less of area median income. And no state in the country can house them.
The Washington Post
February 20, 2018, 8am PST
A local nonprofit created a real estate development wing to stem the tide of displacement in San Francisco.
Next City