Our March 2020 Top 5 Stories
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1. COVID-19: Our Response and Latest Updates
Our policy team is closely following what state and local governments are doing to protect residents, landlords and communities. We're sharing data and resources for our partners, and urging all levels of government to offer additional support and solutions so that families stay in their homes during this crisis.
2. Senate Set to Vote on $2 Trillion Stimulus Package
After 72 hours of turbulent negotiations between congressional leadership and the administration, an agreement was announced for a stimulus package – the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or the CARES Act. Marion McFadden breaks down the bill and its implications for the 11 million Americans with low incomes.
3. Coronavirus Poses Serious Risk to Almost 2.5 Million Low-Income Seniors in Subsidized Housing
While the nation focuses on the risk that the deadly coronavirus poses to seniors in nursing homes and cruise ships, there’s another population of extremely vulnerable populations who that have been largely ignored. Our nation’s subsidized housing is home to almost 2.5 million people age 62 and older with low incomes.
4. Rose Fellowship Applications Due April 26
The Rose Fellowship partners community-engaged architects and artists with local community development organizations. Together, we facilitate an inclusive approach that creates and preserves sustainable, healthy and affordable communities. Apply now or listen to the application webinar recording for more information.
5. Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge Names 45 Finalists
With nearly 900 applications received, the Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge has moved to Round 2, advancing 45 finalists to the next stage of this national competition designed to transform creative ideas into scalable solutions.