May 23, 2017 - President Trump's budget proposal, announced Tuesday, calls for the most dramatic cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development since President Ronald Reagan slashed the agency’s funding in the early 1980s and leaves a wide opening for introducing work requirements for people who receive federal housing subsidies. The impact of the $4.094 trillion budget plan for the fiscal […]
May 11, 2017 - A recent national report shows that a lack of affordable housing is an issue in every county of the U.S., including the Birmingham metro area.
The Urban Institute looked at the housing affordability gap for extremely low income (ELI) renters and found that nationwide there are only 21 units for every 100 households that make at or below 30 percent of the area median income.
Even with the addition of assistance from federal programs like HUD and USDA, the number of units available to ELI renter…
May 09, 2017 - Van Duyne is best known for crusading against Sharia law and being sued by the family of “clock boy” Ahmed Mohamed.
May 05, 2017 - Annual federal and state affordable housing funding for the East Bay and Peninsula plunged by $185 million over the last decade, worsening the regional housing crisis, according to new reports.
Alameda, Contra Costa and San Mateo counties collectively had $65.6 million of state and federal funding in fiscal year 2015-2016, a 74 percent drop from $250.6 million in funding in fiscal year 2008-2009.
Alameda County saw a bulk of the loss, with a $115 million reduction, or 74 percent. Contra Costa lost…
May 05, 2017 - Racial disparities in subsidized housing — which once saw poor black families overwhelmingly housed in large public developments — have essentially disappeared after decades of inequality, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins University researchers. But low-income black families are still far more likely than poor whites to live in segregated, impoverished neighborhoods. The […]
Jan 12, 2017 - Ben Carson has said little about what he may do at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. His confirmation hearing today could provide insight.