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19Jul

New Look at U.S. Housing Data Added Into Segregation Debate

Share List By: Oscar Perry Abello, Next City Published: July 11, 2017 Last week, a New York Times story vividly documented the prejudice against low-income households that keeps U.S. housing markets largely segregated. The article opened with a scene from a Houston elementary school auditorium where members of an upscale community were crying out against a proposed…

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17Jul

Webinar Recording: The Dangers of Rent to Own

Share List Recorded: July 14, 2017 Rent-to-own, lease purchase, lease with option, installment sales agreement. These pay-as-you-go transactions to buy houses have many names. This webinar will discuss the current national trends in rent to own, teach you how to identify these transactions, discuss problems and complications that arise, and introduce non-attorneys to the basic…

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05Jul

Webinar Recording: How to Improve Your Messaging Around Affordable Housing

Recorded: July 5, 2017

This webinar highlights specific strategies, gleaned from collaborative research that Enterprise Community Partners is conducting with the FrameWorks Institute, to overcome these challenges. Dr. Manuel offers evidence-based tools for reframing the public discourse on homelessness and affordable housing.

Presenter:

Dr. Tiffany Manuel, Vice President – Knowledge, Impact, & Strategy, Enterprise Community Partners

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Jun

Philadelphia Council bill would mandate affordable units in every development

Share List By: Inga Saffron, Architecture Critic, Philadelphia Inquirer Updated: June 22, 2017 — 7:37 PM EDT In the five years since Philadelphia introduced a zoning incentive to encourage developers to incorporate reduced-price units into their projects, private builders have produced a mere 15 affordable apartments. The program nearly collapsed last year when a development…

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21Jun

County creating housing program for younger mental-health clients

Share List By Jennifer Learn-Andes – Wilkes-Barre Times Leader Published: June 18, 2017 An independent living house will be established for “transitional age” clients of Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Mental Health and Developmental Services, county officials have announced. The clients being targeted generally range from ages 18 to 26. Tara Vallet, the agency’s deputy administrator, said the…

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Jun

HUD Announces 2017 HTF Allocations, $219.1 million Available Nationwide

Share List By: National Low Income Housing Coaltition (NLIHC) Published: June 19, 2017 The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) applauds the release of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 allocations of state-by-state funding levels for the national Housing Trust Fund (HTF) from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The funding, approved on Wednesday, June…

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15Jun

Community Planning and Development Program Formula Allocations for FY 2017

Share List By: HUD Published: June 14, 2017 Earlier yesterday, HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) announced the amount of national Housing Trust Fund (HTF) each state will receive in 2017. The total amount of HTF nationally is $219,168,373. You will also see how much other CPD money will be made available to…

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