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A New Shift in Rental Assistance: Cash Over Vouchers

In an innovative move, the U.S. government is contemplating a significant shift in its approach to rental assistance for low-income families. Traditionally reliant on housing vouchers, the proposal is to test a more direc...

HUD's $10 Million Grant Initiative: A Bridge to Homeownership for Underserved Communities

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has recently ignited a beacon of hope for underserved communities by announcing $10 million in grants, specially earmarked fo...

How Rental Assistance Programs Impact Landlords and Housing Markets

Rental assistance programs play a crucial role in the ecosystem of housing, especially for low-income families.  These programs not only provide needed support to renters but also have significant e...

Is a Housing Market Downturn Looming? Experts Weigh In

While mortgage rates continue their upward climb, home prices show no signs of slowing down, leaving prospective buyers wondering – is the housing market headed for a crash? Let's examine what industry experts...

Current Analysis of the Challenges of Affording a Home in Expensive Markets

The dream of home ownership remains a central part of the American ethos, yet the pathway to achieving it is becoming increasingly challenging. In today’s market, a typical household needs to ...

Advocating for Affordable Housing: How to Make Impactful Change

In communities across the globe, the challenge of securing safe and affordable housing continues to grow, pressing individuals and organizations to seek innovative solutions and advocate for meaningful change. ...

Federal Government allocates $12.7 million for Foster Youth Housing Assistance

HUD has announced a funding opportunity of $12.7 million for public housing authorities through the Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) program. This initiative aims to assist young adults transit...

The Federal Government is Boosting Energy Efficiency in Homes to Save Money and the Planet

In a spirited collaboration, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have taken a bold step forward by updating the Mi...

Tackling Student Housing Insecurity Through Innovative Community Collaboration

A groundbreaking study highlights an innovative approach to tackling one of the most pressing challenges faced by learners today: housing insecurity. Spearheaded by Tacoma Community College in Wa...