Rental Assistance

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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.

February 13, 2024 - Smart Cities Dive

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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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HUD Proposes Making Pandemic Eviction Protections Permanent

The proposed rule would apply to residents of multifamily housing supported by federal rental assistance.

December 7, 2023 - McKnight Senior Living

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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.

October 20, 2023 - Route Fifty

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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.

October 19, 2023 - The Real Deal

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Jersey City Approves New Rental Assistance

The city will supply rental assistance grants through its Affordable Housing Trust Fund.

October 5, 2023 - Tap Into Jersey City

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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.

September 25, 2023 - LAist

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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.

September 6, 2023 - DCist

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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.

March 27, 2023 - Diana Ionescu

Washington D.C. - The White House

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.

March 13, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

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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.

January 11, 2023 - FiveThirtyEight

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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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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.

December 16, 2022 - Globe St.

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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.

November 15, 2022 - The Colorado Sun

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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.

September 30, 2022 - The Daily Yonder

COVID-19 Eviction Crisis

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.

July 7, 2022 - San Francisco Chronicle

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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.

July 1, 2022 - The Sacramento Bee

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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.

June 23, 2022 - Enterprise Community Partners

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Study: Tenant Distance From Court Affects Eviction Risk

Renters with longer commutes to eviction courts, often located downtown, face higher eviction rates.

June 13, 2022 - Marketplace

Rent Jubilee

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.

June 6, 2022 - CALmatters

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