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.
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.
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.
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.”
Today the Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University released the State of the Nation’s Housing 2019, its annual assessment of the housing market, demographic trends and the housing challenges faced by U.S. households.
On June 18, the House Ways and Means Committee marked-up and passed four bills, including H.R. 3301, The Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2019, which would extend the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) through the end of 2020.
The ACTION Campaign (ACTION), which Enterprise co-chairs, released new fact sheets that demonstrate the impact of multifamily housing bonds (Housing Bonds) with the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit), as well as the projected additional affordable homes from establishing a minimum 4 percent Housing Credit rate at the national scale and for the top 12 states that would benefit.
On May 22, HUD announced a forthcoming proposed rule that would roll back protections for transgender people experiencing homelessness by allowing federally-funded homeless shelters whose facilities are segregated by sex (such as bathrooms and sleeping quarters) to establish an admission policy that considers an individual’s sex and a range of other factors.
People have a natural desire to build community. Whether it’s by sharing the proverbial cup of sugar or through more organized block associations, our neighborhoods provide opportunities to develop connections with one another and get engaged in the decisions that impact everyone’s quality of life.
Enterprise convened a group of over 60 current and former government officials, disaster recovery and resilience experts, and fair housing advocates for a policy event Improving Disaster Recovery and Building Community Resilience. The convening highlighted the need for Congress to permanently authorize the CDBG-DR Program at HUD.
The best examples of urban design worldwide today prove that community connectivity—the ease with which residents in a community interact with one another and the quality of the spaces available for those interactions—has a major impact on the way people live.