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June 28, 2018

With June marking the 19th anniversary of the landmark Olmstead v. L.C. decision — in which the Supreme Court found that states and localities must generally serve people with disabilities in the community rather than institutions when community-based...

Rowhouses from the air
June 15, 2018

The Senate Appropriations Committee recently approved a bill providing $54 billion for Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs in fiscal year 2019, $1.3 billion (2.5 percent) above the 2018 level. Like the...

June 13, 2018

President Trump and Congress have committed billions in new funding to help states and communities address the opioid epidemic and, over the next few weeks, the House is expected to move several bills to help...

Housing - Rowhouses
June 7, 2018

Plans from President Trump and House Financial Services Housing and Insurance Subcommittee Vice Chairman Dennis Ross would significantly raise rents on low-income people with federal rental assistance.  The plans would work differently: the Trump plan requires...

Renters' Credit - appt
May 31, 2018

When the Senate Appropriations Committee considers a draft bill next week to fund the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for fiscal year 2019, it should include enough funding to fully renew rental assistance for 5 million families with children, seniors, people with...

Housing Choice Vouchers Sharply Reduced Homelessness and Housing Instability Among Families with Children
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