On August 16, HUD released a proposed rule that would revise the 2013 disparate impact rule, which sets the standard for determining when a practice with a discriminatory effect violates the Fair Housing Act.
The City of Tacoma developed its Affordable Housing Action Strategy as an urgent response to growing housing needs among residents. Due to its innovative approaches of using data and conducting wide-reaching community engagement, it recently received Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s 2018 Smart Housing Award.
Loan Fund made a $500,000 loan to First Nations Oweesta, the only intermediary to Native CDFIs. In addition to sourcing critical loan capital for its members, Oweesta also provides technical assistance to smaller Native CDFIs throughout the country.
This year, the Colorado Health Symposium hosted by the Colorado Health Foundation focused on the inextricable link between housing and health and explored opportunities to address the inequities exacerbated by an unfair and unjust housing system.
This blog offers a set of facts about housing markets that have been conveniently obfuscated or overlooked by a recent entry into the housing crisis denier series. With appropriate data comparisons and finer-grained looks at conditions in housing markets, we show that indeed there are reasons for concern about rental affordability on a national basis, so much so that the federal government needs to take a more direct approach to addressing this issue.
On August 2, President Trump signed into law a two-year bipartisan budget agreement . This legislation raises spending limits by $320 billion over sequestration levels and suspends the federal debt ceiling until July 31, 2021.
This blog looks at recent federal, state and local efforts aimed at addressing land use and regulatory barriers to housing development. It notes that several jurisdictions have been exploring addressing their affordability challenges with a racial equity lens.
On July 26, U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Todd Young (R-IN) introduced new legislation that would improve and permanently authorize the Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program.
This quarter’s Housing Tenure Trends report describes the homeowner and rentership rates of U.S. households as of the second quarter of 2019 and also takes a deeper dive into racial tenure disparities and their implications for housing affordability, wealth inequality, and access to opportunity.
The Enterprise Policy Development & Research (PD&R) team released its new report on Overcoming Barriers to Bringing Off-Site Construction to Scale at Enterprise’s 10th annual Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute (AHDLI) in Cleveland, Ohio.
On July 16, the House Financial Services advanced the Reforming Disaster Recovery Act of of 2019 (H.R. 3702) with unanimous bipartisan support. The bill would strengthen and permanently authorize the Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program at HUD.
In Cleveland, Enterprise has worked hard using the Enterprise Rose Fellowship and the Institute, among other powerful tools, to make sure that well-designed affordable homes have ripple effects throughout the community.
Featuring more than 1,400 real estate and community development professionals from Richmond to Baltimore, the event’s theme was “Holding Ourselves Accountable: Bold Housing Solutions for Every Sector & Every Jurisdiction.”