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May 22, 2018

May is mental health month, a time to focus on efforts to ensure that people with mental health conditions have the resources they need to live in the community.  Stable housing and health care are both essential for good mental health, but housing instability and lack of...

Doctor and Patient
May 21, 2018

May 22, 2018: This post has been updated to clarify Rep. Andy Barr’s introduction of legislation that would address the post-treatment needs of people with substance use disorders by adding funding to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The Trump Administration and...

Renters' Credit - appt
May 18, 2018

A House subcommittee approved a fiscal year 2019 appropriations bill this week for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that rejects President Trump’s proposed deep cuts...

May 16, 2018

A rescission bill from House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy would cut $38.8 million from the public housing capital fund, which helps more than 2 million seniors, people with disabilities, children, and other vulnerable people live in decent, safe, and sanitary housing. These funds also give public...

Apartment Complex
May 16, 2018

The House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development appropriations subcommittee will consider this afternoon its fiscal year 2019 funding bill, which includes $50 million for a new Housing Choice Voucher mobility demonstration. Building on...

Moving with Voucher to Lower-Poverty Neighborhoods While Young Children Improves Key Adult Outcomes
May 9, 2018

Civil rights organizations are suing Secretary Ben Carson and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) over his suspension of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule. This...

Happy couple
May 7, 2018

Update, May 11, 2018: we've updated the graphic.

A bill from Rep. Dennis Ross would allow large rent increases for low-income people assisted through the Housing Choice Voucher and Public Housing programs,...

Ross, Trump Plans Include Sharp Rent Increases on Poorest Families With Rental Assistance
May 7, 2018

The President’s plan to raise rents on low-income working families, the elderly, and people with disabilities who receive rental assistance is particularly striking when contrasted with the real estate industry’s large tax benefits from the 2017 tax law. Commercial real...

Money House #2
April 27, 2018

Update, May 11, 2018: we’ve updated some of the figures in the text and chart.

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...

87 Percent of People Affected by Trump Minimum Rent Proposal Are in Families with Children
April 27, 2018

Update, May 17, 2018: we’ve updated the table.

Reflecting a plan outlined in President Trump’s 2019 budget, the Administration unveiled legislation this week that would ultimately raise rents by an average of 44 percent on more than 4 million low-income households with rental assistance. Working families, the elderly, and people with disabilities would pay more than three-fourths...

Apartment Building