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New Reports Add to Case Against Trump Housing Proposals

March 16, 2018

Two recent reports provide another reason why Congress should reject President Trump’s proposals to sharply raise rents on people with federal rental assistance and let housing agencies and private owners...

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Trump Rent Plan Would Squeeze Low-Wage Workers, Others Struggling to Afford Housing

February 9, 2018

Update, February 13: We’ve updated this post to reflect information in the President’s budget, released February 12.

A proposal from President Trump would raise rents by more than $2 billion per year on nearly 1.8 million low-income families with nearly 3 million children receiving rental...

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Trump Plan to Condition Rental Assistance on Work Will Hurt Families, Not Support Work

February 7, 2018

A draft plan from the Trump Administration leaked last week would let housing agencies and private owners end rental assistance for people who don’t meet new work requirements — putting low-income people, including many who now work, at risk of hardship but...

Most Working-Age, Non-Disabled Households Receiving HUD Rental Assistance Either Work or Likely Face Work Requirements
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House and Senate Tax Plans Cut Affordable Housing, Set Stage for Deeper Cuts Later

November 20, 2017

The pending House and Senate tax bills threaten to deeply undermine programs that help low-income Americans keep a roof over their heads.  Most importantly, both bills include large tax cuts, mainly for the wealthy and corporations, that would raise deficits by more than $1.4 trillion...

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Housing Policy Should Prioritize Those With Greatest Need

July 31, 2017

The Senate Finance Committee’s hearing tomorrow on affordable housing should focus on housing policies that help the lowest-income households, including low-wage workers and poor seniors and people with disabilities. Those households are by far the likeliest to struggle to keep a...

Severe Rent Burdens Are Concentrated Among Extremely Low-Income Families in Every State
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Trump Housing Changes Would Hike Rents on Struggling Families

May 31, 2017

President Trump’s budget would raise rents in fiscal year 2018 on up to 4 million low-income households that receive federal rental assistance. Strikingly, it defends these higher rents for poor...

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Trump Public Housing Cuts Would Hurt Vulnerable Seniors and Families

May 25, 2017

President Trump’s 2018 budget would cut public housing by $1.8 billion — or nearly 29 percent — compared to 2017, making it much harder for local housing agencies to maintain developments that provide badly needed...

Public Housing Cuts Would Affect Communities of All Types
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Housing Vouchers Work: Funded Vouchers Are Used

May 15, 2017

This is the latest in our “Housing Vouchers Work” blog series, which provides the latest facts and figures about the Housing Choice Voucher program, the largest rental assistance program to help families with children, working people, seniors, and people with disabilities afford decent, stable housing.

As a...

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Housing Vouchers Work: Efficiently Helping Families Afford Homes

May 2, 2017

This is the next post in our “Housing Vouchers Work” blog series, which provides the latest facts and figures about the Housing Choice Voucher program, the largest rental assistance program to help families with children, working people, seniors, and people with disabilities afford decent, stable housing.

As we’ve explained...

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Housing Vouchers Work: Housing Vouchers’ Success Reflects Bipartisan Collaboration

April 17, 2017

This is the next post in our “Housing Vouchers Work” blog series, which provides the latest facts and figures about the Housing Choice Voucher program, the largest rental assistance program to help families with children, working people, seniors, and people with disabilities afford decent, stable housing.

Several...

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