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Aug06

Senate Passes Bipartisan Minibus that Includes Funding for Important Housing Programs

On Wednesday, the Senate passed its bipartisan “minibus” spending package, H.R. 6147, with a 92-6 vote. The $154.2 billion package combined four separate spending bills for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19), appropriating funding for the Departments of Agriculture, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Treasury, and the Interior.
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Jun27

Administration Call to Reorganize Federal Government Also Proposes Changes to Housing Finance System

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has now proposed amending some of AHP’s rules. The proposal could dramatically change how organizations across the country might access AHP funds to support the provision of affordable, well-designed rental homes, and so Enterprise has submitted comments to the FHFA.
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Jun19

JCHS’ State of the Nation’s Housing 2018 Report Highlights Continued Affordability Challenges in the Rental Market

Today the Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University released the State of the Nation’s Housing 2018, its annual assessment of the housing market, demographic trends and the housing challenges faced by U.S. households.
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Jun15

Improving a Key Part of the Affordable Housing Financing System

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has now proposed amending some of AHP’s rules. The proposal could dramatically change how organizations across the country might access AHP funds to support the provision of affordable, well-designed rental homes, and so Enterprise has submitted comments to the FHFA.
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Jun14

NLIHC Report Documents the Gap between Wages and the Cost of Rental Housing

The report, which documents the gap between wages and the cost of housing, and breaks down and maps housing wage data by state, metropolitan area and county, also points out that in no jurisdiction can a worker earning the federal or prevailing state minimum wage afford a two-bedroom rental home at FMR by working a standard 40-hour week.
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Jun12

New Enterprise White Paper on Proven Local Strategies for Expanding the Supply of Affordable Homes and Addressing Cost Challenges

A new Enterprise white paper highlights proven strategies for boosting the supply of affordable housing and reducing costs. It draws on the successes of some of the country’s most expensive areas to offer guidance to communities working to address the scarcity of affordable homes and the rising cost of development.
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