Latest Housing policy News

CA governor's mental health court plan advances amid worries

Jun. 21, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A controversial proposal by California Gov. Gavin Newsom to prod more homeless people into mental health treatment is making its way through the Legislature, despite deep misgivings from lawmakers struggling to address a problem that reaches every corner of the state. ...

DC mayor's race reflects Democratic dilemma over policing

Jun. 20, 2022 22:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mayor Muriel Bowser cruised to reelection in the nation's capital four years ago without serious opposition, and as the city enjoyed prosperous times, the main criticism of her policies was that Washington was growing too quickly, driving up housing costs and pricing out Black...

Scott signs bills allocating millions to housing programs

Jun. 07, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

RANDOLPH, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Phil Scott signed two bills into law Tuesday that invest tens of millions of dollars in housing programs using state and federal pandemic rescue funds. Together, the legislation will deliver more than $45 million to housing programs, Scott's office said...

West Virginia housing programs get $42M in federal funding

May. 17, 2022 04:10 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Twenty West Virginia housing authorities will receive nearly $42 million in federal funding for housing programs. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced the funding Monday from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. A statement...

South Carolina church to rent out affordable homes

May. 15, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Grace Church has purchased a dormitory building from Greenville Technical College to convert into affordable housing as part of a special program to address the local housing crisis. The church will serve as the landlord for the property, and rent will be...

New report addresses barriers faced by Massachusetts Latinos

May. 11, 2022 13:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — While the diverse Latino population in Massachusetts continues to struggle through the pre-pandemic issues of reduced educational and economic opportunity, and health care disparities, there is reason for optimism, according to a new report released Wednesday. Even...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

May. 11, 2022 13:21 PM EDT

Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News and Observer. May 6, 2022. Editorial: Local governments alone can’t solve the housing crisis. NC must step up Charlotte and the Triangle have experienced some of the fastest growth in the country in recent years, but it hasn’t been...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Apr. 29, 2022 14:28 PM EDT

Hartford Courant. April 25, 2022. Editorial: Car taxes in Connecticut are unfair Let’s get right to it: The way car taxes are imposed in Connecticut is simply not fair. How can they be when the same car with the same value is taxed differently...

Redfin settles lawsuit alleging housing discrimination

Apr. 29, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

Fair housing advocates on Friday announced a settlement agreement to resolve a lawsuit against real estate brokerage Redfin that will expand housing opportunities for consumers in communities of color in numerous major cities. Under the agreement, Seattle-based Redfin will change its...

Arkansas turning down remaining federal rental assistance

Apr. 22, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday said he was refusing most of $146 million in federal pandemic rental assistance the state was to receive, citing the state's low unemployment rate and economic climate. With Hutchinson’s decision, Arkansas joins...