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March 16, 2017

President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposes deep cuts in every state in rental assistance for families and other aid for the nation’s poorest urban and rural communities, which would increase homelessness and other hardship across the country.

Overall, the President...

March 9, 2017

The Trump Administration’s fiscal year 2018 budget request for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will likely propose deep cuts in rental assistance for families, as well as other aid for the nation’s poorest urban and rural communities, a Washington Post...

Apartment Complex
March 9, 2017

A proposed new “project-based” renters’ tax credit could help many of the lowest-income renters — including low-wage workers, poor seniors, and people with disabilities — afford decent, stable housing. It could also begin addressing the...

Federal Housing Expenditures Poorly Matched to Need
March 6, 2017

We’ve explained that if President Trump’s proposed $54 billion cut to non-defense discretionary (NDD) spending excludes veterans’ health care and homeland security, as seems likely, other NDD programs would shrink by 15...

85% of HUD Budget Goes for Rental Assistance
March 6, 2017

Three out of four low-income households who are eligible for federal rental assistance don’t get it due to limited funding — and our new interactive graphic illustrates the large unmet...

January 30, 2017

We’ve updated our year-end report urging policymakers to provide a large funding boost to renew housing vouchers in 2017 so that we could show the potential impact...

December 1, 2016

If policymakers don’t provide a substantial funding boost to renew housing vouchers in 2017, most housing agencies will have to cut the number of low-income households they assist at a time when large and growing numbers are struggling to afford rent, we explain in a new paper...

Housing Agencies Have Reversed Sequestration Cuts in Housing Vouchers
November 21, 2016

As we think about what we have to be thankful for this holiday season, we should remember that millions of Americans can’t afford two of the most basic necessities:  adequate food and shelter. 

In Focus: Food Insecurity Fell in 2015 But Remains Above Pre-Recession Levels
November 17, 2016

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has expanded a promising policy tying Housing Choice Voucher subsidies to rents in a particular neighborhood, rather than an entire...

Average Housing Voucher Costs Fell at Agencies Using Small-Area Fair Market Rates
November 10, 2016

November 11, Veterans’ Day, is an appropriate time to highlight some ways that the safety net helps many low-income veterans and active duty service members make ends meet.  It’s important to note that policymakers’ actions in areas like health coverage and tax credits for working families have a big impact on veterans and their families.

Housing assistance:  The number...

Homelessness Among Veterans Fell As Targeted Voucher Program Expanded