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.
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.
HUD Proposes Making Pandemic Eviction Protections Permanent
The proposed rule would apply to residents of multifamily housing supported by federal rental assistance.
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.
Chicago Mayor Calls for Permanent Rental Assistance
A proposed ordinance would extend a pilot program launched during the pandemic to support struggling renters and prevent evictions.
Jersey City Approves New Rental Assistance
The city will supply rental assistance grants through its Affordable Housing Trust Fund.
New Los Angeles Rent Relief Program Targets Pandemic Debt
The program prioritizes the lowest-income tenants who accrued debt during the early part of the pandemic.
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.
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.
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.
Over 40 Percent of U.S. Tenants Are ‘Rent Burdened’
Despite a small downturn in average rents at the end of last year, American renter households continue to struggle with unaffordable housing costs.
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.
How Rent Control Fared on the November Ballot
Rent control measures largely failed to get traction in state legislatures, but are expected to make a comeback in 2023.
Affordable Housing Measure Passes in Colorado
A voter-approved measure will set aside existing tax revenue to support affordable housing projects, homeownership initiatives, and rental assistance programs.
Senate Bill Would Support Rural Tenants
With housing costs skyrocketing, a proposed bill would extend assistance and help preserve affordable rental housing in rural areas.
Almost 36,000 California Households Got Eviction Notices Last Year
Despite efforts to implement rental assistance programs and eviction moratoriums during the COVID-19 pandemic, tens of thousands of California households were served eviction notices last year, with more falling behind on rent payments.
Sacramento Households Hit Hard by Evictions
With pandemic-era renter protections ending and rents rising by close to 20 percent, renters in Sacramento are finding it harder to afford housing in the region.
The State of the Nation’s Housing: 2022 Report
An annual report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) reveals that a growing number of American households face housing insecurity and spiking costs of living.
Study: Tenant Distance From Court Affects Eviction Risk
Renters with longer commutes to eviction courts, often located downtown, face higher eviction rates.
Opinion: Californians Need Extended Rent Relief
With the pandemic-era rent relief program ending, many California households are still struggling to pay back their rent debt and find affordable housing.
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