Affordable Housing


California Housing Partnership To Host Demo of Housing Needs Dashboard on July 9

The California Housing Partnership recently launched its Housing Needs Dashboard, a new online data tool to discover and compare housing data for every California county and the state overall

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GAO Report: “As More Households Rent, the Poorest Face Affordability and Housing Quality Challenges”

A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) focuses on rental housing from 2001 through 2017 and analyzes the share of households that rent, the affordability of rental housing and rental housing conditions. In 2017, almost 7 million more households rented their homes than in 2001, which brought the share of households that rent from an estimated 34 percent to 36 percent.

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JCHS Estimates $274 Million – $7.5 Billion Needed in Rental Assistance

In this blog post, Whitney Airgood-Obrycki with the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University estimates assistance for renters with at-risk wages could range from $274 million up to a staggering $7.5 billion.

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Internet Service Provider Resources

The National Digital Inclusion Alliance has created an open-source document to track all the updated COVID-19 offers made by Internet Service Providers across the nation. This is getting updated on an ongoing basis. If you know of any offers in your area that could be helpful to the community, please add to the spreadsheet!

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Digging Deeper into the Story: The Widespread Implications of the Growth in High Income Renters on Low- and Middle-Income Renter Households

High-income renters don’t just rent high-end units. Some high-income renters choose to rent units that would be affordable to renters with lower incomes, thereby reducing the number of affordable units available to lower income households.

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JCHS America’s Rental Housing Report Event: February 21 at 12:15 pm ET

The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University (JCHS) will host an event with Whitney Airgood-Obrycki, lead author of the new America’s Rental Housing report, to discuss key findings, including how low vacancy rates, limited new construction and a growing number of higher-income renters are driving the rental affordability crisis.


HUD Offers Lead Safe Housing Rule Trainings and Resources

HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes launched new training and web pages to help users review federal lead regulations and the Lead Safe Housing Rule Amendment for pre-1978 housing. The goal of these pages is to help Public Housing Agencies, grantees and owners respond to cases of elevated blood lead levels in […]


Voters Approve Housing Ballot Measures

Voters in multiple jurisdictions across the country approved housing- and mitigation-related ballot measures. Voters in Durham, NC approved a $95 million affordable housing bond by a 76 to 24 percent margin. The measure will be paired with $65 million in federal and local funding over the next five years to support affordable housing development and […]


California Rent Control – What Investors Need to Know

Marcus & Millichap will host a webinar on October 10 at 1:00 pm EDT to discuss the recently-passed California Tenant Protection Act of 2019, also known as CA Assembly Bill 1482. The panelists (John Sebree, Marcus & Millichap; Jim Lapides,National Multifamily Housing Council; Damon Conklin,Federation of California Builders Exchanges; and John Chang, Marcus & Millichap) […]

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California Implements Statewide Rent Control

On September 11, the California State Legislature passed the Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (AB 1482) authored by Assembly member David Chiu (D) of San Francisco. Under the bill, yearly rent increases for most housing will be capped at five percent plus inflation for the next ten years, starting January 1, 2020.

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A Perfect Storm: Extreme Weather as an Affordable Housing Crisis Multiplier

A new report from the Center for American Progress urges lawmakers to address the nation’s affordable housing crisis when tackling climate change in order to build more resilient and prepared communities. These actions include supporting equitable evacuation and disaster recovery for all survivors; expanding investments in federal rental and homeless assistance programs; prioritizing equitable housing policies and just community development; building resilient infrastructure; and increasing funding for disaster mitigation and climate change adaptation.

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How Hospitals & Health Systems Can Support Affordable Housing

The Urban Institute has released a report titled “Affordable Housing Investment: A Guide for Nonprofit Hospitals and Health Systems.”. The report presents key concepts and strategies for designing and implementing housing development projects, complemented by examples and supplemental resources.

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