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08Jan

What Are the ‘Right Moves’ for Your Family?

Share List How Housing Matters How Housing Matters is an online resource for the most rigorous research and practical information on how a quality, stable, affordable home in a vibrant community contributes to individual and community success. This online resource published a new interactive game to demonstrate the trade-offs of prioritizing your family’s education, health, and…

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28Feb

Nine National Foundations Commit to Invest $4.9 Million in Campaign to Ensure all Americans Have Stable Housing

Share List Nine of the nation’s largest private foundations have joined forces in a commitment to end housing instability in America. The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Ford Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The JPB Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, Melville Charitable Trust, and Oak…

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01Aug

Senate Appropriations Approves Transportation, HUD Bill

Share List By: NAHRO Published: July 31, 2017 The Senate Appropriations Committee voted unanimously on July 27 to approve its FY 2018 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) bill. The bill provides $60.058 billion in funding overall, $2.407 billion higher than current funding levels and $3.5 billion higher than the House. Considering the constraints of…

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23Jan

Trump reverses Obama’s mortgage fee cuts on first day

Share List Author: Joe Light January 20, 2017 Soon after Donald Trump was sworn in as president, his administration undid one of Barack Obama’s last-minute economic-policy actions: a mortgage-fee cut under a government program that’s popular with first-time home buyers and low-income borrowers. The new administration on Friday said it’s canceling a reduction in the…

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08Nov

Using performance data could help unlock billions of dollars of savings in U.S. apartment buildings

Share List By: Institute for Market Transformation Published: November 3, 2016 WASHINGTON, DC (November 3, 2016)—Increasing the energy efficiency of America’s multifamily buildings could save building owners and managers, residents, governments, energy efficiency service providers, and financiers close to $3.4 billion in annual savings.1 Recognizing this, a new report from the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT),…

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Nov

Joint policy statement on meeting the needs of families with young children experiencing and at risk of homelessness released

Share List By: Administration for Children and Families Published: October 28, 2016 Homelessness in the United States is a complex and persistent problem. For families with young children experiencing homelessness, the challenges are highlighted based on their unique needs and characteristics. Challenges begin early and without intervention can continue throughout the lives of children experiencing…

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How Could Homelessness Have Barely Budged During the Recession?

Share List By: Judy Perlman Published: October 14, 2016 FACT: Rates of homelessness in the U.S. remained essentially unchanged between 2008-2012. This is surprising indeed, especially against the backdrop of a recession that had its origins in the housing market, and in which tens of thousands of homeowners lost their homes. Evan Horowitz made an…

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13Sep

Is financial unsteadiness the new normal?

Share List By: Jonathan Morduch and Rachel Schneider Published: July 25, 2016 When we think about household income, we usually think of annual income. Annual income totals are what we use to assess whether a household is poor, middle class, or rich. It’s how taxes are calculated. It’s how eligibility for a lot of programs, including…

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HUD awards choice neighborhood grants to 10 cities

Share List WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro today awarded $8 million to 10 severely distressed neighborhoods to stimulate affordable housing and economic development.  Funded through HUD’s Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, these awards will help local leaders to craft comprehensive, homegrown plans to revitalize and transform these neighborhoods. Part of the…

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