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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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Apr26

HUD’s Proposed Rent Reform Would Increase Rents on HUD-Assisted Households

Yesterday the Trump Administration released a draft bill that would change the way rents for HUD-assisted households are calculated. These changes would increase rents, eliminate income deductions for health and child care expenses, and permit Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) and housing providers to implement work requirements and alternative rent structures on tenants.
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Apr10

HUD Announces CDBG-DR Awards, Provides Massive Amounts for Puerto Rico and Mitigation

Today the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced awards for the $28 billion tranche of Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding that Congress appropriated as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (PL 115-123) disaster supplemental back in February. This CDBG-DR funding is primarily to assist areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in 2017.
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Mar23

Affordable Housing Wins Big in Washington State’s 2018 Legislative Session

Less than three months into 2018, the Washington Legislature has already had an incredibly productive year. Like most states, Washington is experiencing an affordable housing crisis, but this year affordable housing advocates achieved some significant victories that would spur the production of new units, provide more tenant protections, and improve services for the homeless.