National Call: The Shutdown's Impact on Affordable Housing & Community Development

Jan 15, 2019
Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF)
NLIHC and other leaders of the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF) provided updates on the latest information and guidance on how advocates can engage lawmakers to help end the shutdown.

Homelessness Rises Slightly Despite Strong Economy, Federal Report Finds

News Article
Dec 17, 2018
Glenn Thrush for The New York Times
Despite the booming economy, homelessness in the United States rose slightly for the second year in a row, with spikes in high-rent cities like New York and Seattle, according to an annual report released on Monday by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Health Starts at Home: A National Snapshot of Public Housing Authorities' Health Partnerships

May 1, 2018
Housing and health systems need to work together. Public housing authorities (PHAs) are significant providers of housing to those in need, offering the health sector scale and expertise. Little was known about how PHAs worked with the health sector writ large.

America's public housing program faces an uncertain future

Dec 17, 2018
Susan J. Popkin, Diane K. Levy, and Corianne Payton Scally for The Urban Institute
Housing assistance plays a crucial role in stabilizing so many elements of a family’s daily life, including employment, education, and health. But despite its important role, our nation’s public housing program faces an uncertain future.

Trump to Steer More Money to 'Opportunity Zones'

News Article
Dec 12, 2018
Jim Tankersley for The New York Times
President Trump directed federal agencies on Wednesday to steer spending toward certain distressed communities across the country — part of his administration’s push to turn a tax break included in last year’s $1.5 trillion tax package into a broader effort to combat poverty and geographic inequalit

Rent Regulation and Housing Affordability: Context, Evidence, and Program Design

Policy Brief
Dec 12, 2018
Ingrid Gould Ellen and Mark A. Willis for How Housing Matters (Urban Institute)
In many US cities and towns, housing costs are increasing faster than incomes. Americans who rent their homes have been hit especially hard: nearly half of renters shoulder unaffordable housing costs.

CLPHA Housing Is Postsecondary Efforts and Data Webinar - December 11, 2018

Dec 11, 2018
CLPHA’s Education Working Group hosts a webinar including presentations on efforts from the Chicago Housing Authority to work with residents on pursuing postsecondary opportunities, as well as an update from HUD’s Office of Policy Development & Research on data collection around tracking and inc