The House and Senate have both approved the conference report of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The House passed the bill yesterday by a vote of 227 – 203, with 12 Republicans and all Democrats voting against it, and had to vote again today because of some technical corrections that arose during Senate consideration.
Unprecedented growth in the rental housing market is slowing amidst persistent affordability challenges for low- and moderate-income renter households, according to 2017 America’s Rental Housing, the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies’ (JCHS) newly released report.
Building on the Enterprise Publicly Owned Parcels research initiative, this is a case study that addresses six challenges associated with the publicly owned parcel development process in the region, with the goal of providing recommendations that would help the region’s public agencies expand their efforts to coordinate and ensure that effective policies and adequate resources are in place to facilitate more equitable development.
Federal disaster recovery funds for rebuilding can be used to restore communities and damaged homes in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, making them more resilient and creating needed jobs in the process.
After Hurricane Maria, we are overwhelmed by the suffering of fellow Americans in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Recovery from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma has begun, but still far too many people are displaced. It is critical that Congress and the Administration work together to quickly provide more resources.