Affordable Housing

New Democrat Coalition Throws Support Behind Housing Legislation
Affordable Housing
New Democrat Coalition Throws Support Behind Housing Legislation
2020-07-31 19:34:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The New Democrat Coalition endorsed several pieces of legislation to promote affordable housing development, increase access to affordable lending, and provide transparency of COVID-19 housing and rental relief. “Access to affordable housing is essential to our quality of... Read More

COVID-19 Is About to Make Our Affordable Housing Crisis Much Worse. Here’s One Way to Help Stem the Tide
Opinions
COVID-19 Is About to Make Our Affordable Housing Crisis Much Worse. Here’s One Way to Help Stem the Tide

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic created a global economic downturn, the U.S. faced a mounting affordable housing crisis. In March, the National Low Income Housing Coalition estimated that the U.S. needs at least 7 million more affordable units to sufficiently house extremely... Read More

NewDEAL Applauds Passage of Renters Choice Legislation in Cincinnati
State News
NewDEAL Applauds Passage of Renters Choice Legislation in Cincinnati
2020-01-16 19:10:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Two months ago, Cincinnati City Councilmember P.G. Sittenfeld told attendees at the NewDEAL Leaders Conference in Washington that he had a plan to remove a significant barrier to housing affordability in his city. This week, he and his... Read More

Congressional Bill Would Expand Access to Housing Vouchers for Youth Leaving Foster system
Affordable Housing
Congressional Bill Would Expand Access to Housing Vouchers for Youth Leaving Foster system

Young people facing homelessness as they age out of the foster care system soon could have easier access to federal housing vouchers. Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, is joining with Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, a Republican, to propose legislation... Read More

Rep. Torres to Fight 'Housing Insecurity' As New Co-Chair of NewDem Housing Task Force
Affordable Housing
Rep. Torres to Fight 'Housing Insecurity' As New Co-Chair of NewDem Housing Task Force
2019-11-15 20:43:21
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Norma Torres, D-Calif., vowed to fight housing insecurity in her district and across the United States following her elevation Thursday to co-chair of the New Democrat Coalition Housing Task Force. Rep. Torres joins fellow co-chairs Rep. Denny... Read More

‘Chuy’ Garcia Leads Push to Get Carbon Monoxide Monitors in All Public Housing
Health
‘Chuy’ Garcia Leads Push to Get Carbon Monoxide Monitors in All Public Housing
2019-07-11 20:12:03
by Elin Johnson

In our new series, Freshmen Get it Done, The Well News will be highlighting legislative accomplishments by freshman Members of Congress from both parties. *** WASHINGTON - A bill sponsored by freshman Representative Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, D-Ill., to provide funding... Read More

16,000 People in LA Now Live in Cars, Vans and RVs. But Safe Parking Remains Limited
Housing
16,000 People in LA Now Live in Cars, Vans and RVs. But Safe Parking Remains Limited

LOS ANGELES — Two years ago, Los Angeles began testing an alternative to homeless shelters called safe parking, giving people living in their cars a secure spot to sleep at night. The first site was quickly deemed a success, so... Read More

Lawmakers Block California bill to Add Housing in Neighborhoods With Single-Family Homes
Affordable Housing
Lawmakers Block California bill to Add Housing in Neighborhoods With Single-Family Homes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A high-profile bill that would have increased home building near mass transit and in single-family neighborhoods across California has been killed for the year, ending a major battle over how to address the state’s housing affordability crisis... Read More

Rural America Faces a Housing Cost Crunch
Affordable Housing
Rural America Faces a Housing Cost Crunch

The problem of housing affordability, long a concern in popular big cities, has moved to rural America. Nearly one-fourth of the nation’s most rural counties have seen a sizeable increase this decade in the number of households spending at least... Read More

Will ‘Basic Income’ Become the California Norm?
Economy
Will ‘Basic Income’ Become the California Norm?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — After months of planning, Stockton, Calif., is sending debit cards loaded with $500 to a select group of residents starting Friday as part of a closely watched experiment in universal basic income, the first led by a U.S. ... Read More

Meant to help with mental illness, money from tax on millionaires piles up in San Diego
In The News
Meant to help with mental illness, money from tax on millionaires piles up in San Diego

While the hepatitis A virus ran unchecked through the streets and homeless camps of San Diego last year, killing 20 people and sickening hundreds of others before it was brought under control, $170 million in... Read More

Campaign Ad: Scott Peters for Congress - “Looking Out for Us” [CA-52]
Polling and Ads
Campaign Ad: Scott Peters for Congress - “Looking Out for Us” [CA-52]

This week, the Scott Peters for Congress campaign released their second ad of 2018: “Looking Out for Us.” The ad features San Diego resident and Navy Veteran Kevin Inman, who uses the Housing and Urban... Read More

In Shift, States Step in on Affordable Housing
In The News
In Shift, States Step in on Affordable Housing

As an affordable housing crisis continues to escalate in big cities and small towns alike, states are scrambling to find ways to combat it. This year, there’s been... Read More

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