Latest Affordable and low income housing News

Disabled man says rat-infested camper is only housing option

Jul. 25, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Stewart Buller, 54, has spent the last two months at a Lake Charles RV park, living in a rundown camper that has power, but no running water. Disabled for the last two years, he has to retrieve water from a nearby faucet, urinate in cups and defecate in buckets. ...

NH tenants facing eviction struggle as few rentals available

Jul. 22, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The new owners of a small rental building are asking their long-term tenants to leave so they can renovate, but the lack of affordable housing in the New Hampshire is making it hard for those tenants to find another place to live. The new landlords...

Housing costs emerge as key to Montana's labor shortage

Jul. 21, 2021 21:06 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's economy has largely healed from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic but is facing a labor shortage fueled partly by a lack of affordable housing, economists said Wednesday. A commission tasked with distributing part of the $900 million...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jul. 21, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. July 16, 2021. Editorial: The Legislature abused Floridians’ approval of medical marijuana. Now, the courts are too Whether medical marijuana is wise or necessary is not for Florida’s courts to say. The people of our...

Dozens of Maui residents rally for affordable housing

Jul. 20, 2021 19:25 PM EDT

KAHULUI, Hawaii (AP) — Dozens of Maui residents held a rally for affordable housing as the county's median home price tops $1 million and the county council considers a new affordable housing plan. Stand Up Maui organized the affordable housing rally, which gathered...

$1B stimulus spending OK'd; Pine Tree Power veto sustained

Jul. 19, 2021 22:35 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Democratic Gov. Janet Mills signed off Monday on nearly $1 billion in federal pandemic stimulus spending, but the bill failed to gain enough support to go into effect immediately. Lawmakers also sustained the governor’s veto of the creation of a consumer-owned...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jul. 16, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

Rutland Herald. July 14, 2021. Editorial: Out of reach A report issued this week shows just how challenging the rental market in Vermont has become. In order to afford a modest two-bedroom apartment at the Fair Market Rent in Vermont, full-time...

EXPLAINER: AZ tenants' struggles are high rent, aid slowdown

Jul. 15, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire July 31. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, is the only tool keeping millions of tenants in their homes. Many of them lost jobs during the...

EXPLAINER: How Montana will use funds to limit evictions

Jul. 15, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire July 31, after the Biden administration extended the date by a month.. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping...

EXPLAINER: Why aid is slow to reach South Carolina tenants

Jul. 15, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire July 31, after the Biden administration extended the date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping...