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.
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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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Jun06

New Resources Show Impact of Housing Bonds and How Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act Would Result in More Affordable Homes

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.
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Blog Post
May23

Enterprise Opposes HUD Proposal That Would Roll Back Transgender Protections at Federally Funded Homeless Shelters

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.
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Blog Post
May20

When Residents Are Engaged, Communities Win

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.
Blog Post
May03

Policy Convening Identifies Ways to Improve Disaster Recovery

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.