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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...

March 8, 2018

Under President Trump’s proposal to raise rents by up to $1,800 a year on the poorest households receiving federal rental assistance — virtually all of which have annual incomes of less than $7,000 — roughly 1.7 million people (including nearly 1 million children) would face eviction, hardship, and...

87 Percent of People Affected by Trump Minimum Rent Proposal Are in Families with Children
February 12, 2018

Update, February 22: we’ve updated this post based on more recent information from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

At a time when a historically high number of low-income households are struggling to pay rent and make ends meet, President Trump’s fiscal year 2019 budget proposes the most radical retrenchment of federal aid for such families since the U.S. Housing...

Renters' Credit - appt
February 9, 2018

When President Trump releases his 2019 budget on Monday, we should assess his proposed funding for the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the extent to which it would expand or cut rental assistance to low-income individuals and families. We’ll be asking whether the budget:

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...

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
January 17, 2018

Lawmakers are continuing to negotiate a two-year deal to raise federal spending caps, setting the stage for 2018 funding legislation that would include the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  In such legislation, Congress should include the funds to strengthen HUD’s...

Money House #2
December 15, 2017

The pending Republican tax bill threatens to deeply undermine programs that help low-income Americans keep a roof over their heads, just as a new report shows that the number of struggling renters will likely remain high in the coming years. Nearly a third of new jobs in the coming decade will be low-wage jobs, which typically...

Renters' Incomes Haven't Kept Pace With Housing Costs
December 11, 2017

The sobering findings of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) latest annual count of homeless people — that homelessness remains a persistent problem and some communities are losing ground — show that federal policymakers have much to do to help address this serious problem.


Man With His Hands Together
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...

Housing Divide