The House of Representatives passed the "Reforming Disaster Recovery Act of 2019", H.R. 3702, with strong bi-partisan support. The bill, introduced by Representatives Al Green (D-TX-9) and Ann Wagner (R-MO-2), would strengthen and permanently authorize HUD’s Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) 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.
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.
Many rural residents experience challenges of housing affordability. H.R. 3620, the Strategy and Investment in Rural Housing Preservation Act of 2019, could help to provide affordable multifamily housing in a time when preservation is key.
HUD has published the requirements for its Community Development Block Grant–Mitigation Program for the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) .The notice allocates $744,188,000 in mitigation funding, and details specific guidelines for the USVI.
Roughly 11 years after Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were put into conservatorship, and almost six months after the president issued his Memorandum on Housing Finance Reform, the United States Treasury and the Department of Housing and Urban Development have put out their respective housing reform plans.
On August 27, the Senate Finance Committee released the final report from the Employment and Community Development (E&CD) Taskforce on temporary tax policy. Enterprise submitted comments to the E&CD committee endorsing the permanent expansion of the NMTC program.
In recent months, great strides have been made in Mid-Atlantic policy to ensure equitable development along the Purple Line Corridor and to amend D.C.’s comprehensive plan while in Montgomery County several key housing officials were appointed.
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.
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.