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November 10, 2017

A new study affirms the impressive success of the Department of Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program in helping homeless veterans secure stable, affordable homes while...

November 9, 2017

Federal rental assistance plays a vital role in urban, suburban, and rural communities alike, our new analysis shows, helping 10 million people in over 5 million low-...

Federal Rental Assistance Is Proportionally Distributed Based on Need and Location
October 27, 2017

With the number of households struggling to pay rent near historic highs, and federal rent aid reaching only 1 in 4 eligible households, the Department of Housing and Urban...

October 12, 2017

Congress may soon consider bills to improve and expand the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program for low-income families that get rental assistance. Senators Roy Blunt, Jack Reed, Tim Scott, and Bob Menendez introduced...

Family in Kitchen
August 16, 2017

The number of very low-income households with serious housing problems rose in 2015 despite an improving economy, a new Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) report finds. Over 8 million households had “worst-case housing needs” in 2015, meaning they are renters with incomes below half the local...

Federal Rental Assistance Has Not Kept Pace with Growing Need
August 9, 2017

Housing Choice Vouchers help low-income families afford stable housing, prevent homelessness, and strengthen local communities in every state, as we detail in our updated interactive Housing Choice Voucher state fact sheets....

Vouchers Reduce Hardship for Homeless Families
August 8, 2017

Before leaving for August recess, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a 2018 funding bill for the Departments of Transportation and of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that includes a substantial increase for rental assistance for low-income households. Yet the increase may not be enough to keep pace with rising rents in the largest rental assistance program —...

Different colored houses
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
July 20, 2017

The 2018 funding bill for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that the House Appropriations Committee approved this week fails to renew 140,000...

Money House
July 12, 2017

President Trump’s 2018 budget could raise rents on up to 4 million low-income households that get federal rental assistance, as our new analysis shows, with some of the largest increases falling on families and individuals that struggle the most to afford housing...

Trump 2018 Budget Would Impose Biggest Rent Hikes on Lowest-Income Households