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Oct18

Oversight Hearing Held on HUD's Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery Program

The U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing & Urban Development, and Related Agencies held an oversight hearing on the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery program. The hearing primarily focused on the pace at which HUD has been deploying funds to grantees, and the delays that many communities are facing in receiving their appropriated dollars.
Blog Post
Oct02

Listen Now: The Building Blocks Podcast

Building Blocks: Connecting People, Places and Policy features thought-provoking conversations about the current issues, trends, ideas and big questions facing the affordable housing and community development fields in the United States.
Blog Post
Aug05

Yes, There Is a National Housing Crisis – and Federal Policy Can Help

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.
Blog Post
Jul17

Reforming Disaster Recovery Act Advances out of House Financial Services Committee with Unanimous Bipartisan Support

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.
Blog Post
Jun25

JCHS’ State of the Nation’s Housing 2019 Report Shows that Renters Remain Widely Cost Burdened Even as Burden Rates Declined Slightly

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.
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