Federal Housing Policy

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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New Federal Plan Aims To Prevent Homelessness

A new White House policy to reduce homelessness seeks to address the root issues that cause people to lose housing and stimulate housing production.

December 20, 2022 - NPR

Pacific Coast

Opinion: California Should Invest In Housing, Not Dubious Desalination Projects

A controversial desalination plant in Orange County could receive massive state subsidies, but advocates argue the money would be better spent on affordable housing projects to relieve the state's housing crisis.

January 23, 2022 - Capitol Weekly

Suburban multi-family

How Federal Incentives Can Increase Access for Section 8 Recipients

Landlords are the focus of a proposed bill that would provide extra perks for accepting Housing Choice vouchers.

May 28, 2021 - Bloomberg CityLab

New York City Public Housing Project

The Faircloth Amendment and Public Housing, Explained

The amendment is a thorn in the side of affordable housing advocates, who blame "Faircloth Limits" for inhibiting public housing construction.

February 17, 2021 - Next City

Portland Houses

Biden Administration Recognizes the Legacy of Housing Discrimination

In a memorandum, the President acknowledged the federal government's role in patterns of segregation and disinvestment that continue to affect communities of color across the country.

February 10, 2021 - Urban Institute

New York Development

New Paper: Exclusionary Zoning Is a National Problem in Need of Federal Action

A new paper published by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University raises the stakes of the discussion about exclusionary zoning and its role in the ongoing housing affordability crisis in the United States.

August 20, 2019 - Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University

Presidential Campaign

Bernie Sanders Voices Clear Support for Rent Control

The United States should end homelessness, substantially increase funding for community land trusts, and support local rent control ordinances and inclusionary zoning requirements, according to an op-ed by the presidential candidate.

July 30, 2019 - CNN


Motivations of Proposed Federal Housing Rules Questioned

Reports of a new federal program designed to cut the waiting list for public housing was greeted incredulously from housing advocates this week.

April 21, 2019 - CityLab

2020 Presidential Campaign

Elizabeth Warren Makes Housing a Cornerstone of Presidential Bid

Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has promised to make housing affordability the top priority of a potential administration.

April 8, 2019 - Reno Gazette Journal

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D - Massachusetts)

Breaking: Elizabeth Warren Releases Far-Reaching Housing Bill

The American Housing and Economic Mobility Act probably has no chance of passing into law, but it's still the most substantial gesture toward housing policy by a member of Congress since the subprime crisis of 2008.

September 25, 2018 - The Atlantic

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Report: More Mortgage Interest Deduction Goes to the Wealthy After Changes

Changes to the Mortgage Interest Deduction ostensibly made the housing subsidy more progressive. The real consequences of the change, however, make the deduction "significantly more inequitable that it was in years past."

May 8, 2018 - Greater Greater Washington

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