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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
July 10, 2017

When a House subcommittee considers the 2018 funding bill for the departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) tomorrow evening, a key question will be: will it sustain the rental aid that now enables 4.8 million low-income households — nearly all of which include seniors, people...

June 8, 2017

The President’s 2018 budget for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposes the sweeping elimination of flexible programs that states and localities use to rehabilitate and build affordable rental housing, repair and improve infrastructure such as sewers and roads, promote economic...

Trump Budget Eliminates Housing and Community Development Block Grants
June 6, 2017

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson promised that no one would “get thrown out on the street” under the President’s 2018 budget, but that’s exactly what would happen. Cuts to...

Child Sitting On Street
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...

May 26, 2017

We’ve already noted that President Trump’s budget would eliminate more than 250,000 Housing Choice Vouchers next year. It also would force families using vouchers to pay much more in rent and sharply limit their access to housing in safe neighborhoods with quality...

Housing Rooftop
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
May 23, 2017

President Trump’s 2018 budget for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposes deep cuts in rental assistance for families and other aid for the nation’s poorest urban and rural communities, which would shrink the supply of affordable housing and increase homelessness and other...

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