Latest Housing policy News

Inslee touts new housing program for Spokane's homeless

Dec. 05, 2022 18:36 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee was in Spokane Monday to preview the opening of a new housing project for homeless people, calling the Catalyst Project a step toward ending the state's homelessness crisis. The new housing, in a converted hotel, aims to provide...

Cal's Bush wants affordable housing for marginalized people

Dec. 02, 2022 15:22 PM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Jadyn Bush made a daily 90-minute commute just to get to her private Seattle high school some 30 miles away from her home in the diverse suburb of Federal Way, Washington. There were hundreds of train rides and bus trips with her younger sister Jillese. “I...

More than $27 million in grants awarded in Tennessee

Dec. 02, 2022 04:07 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than $27 million in Community Development Block Grants have been approved by Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart McWhorter. The grants will assist communities with infrastructure improvements,...

Burlington's shelter pods for homeless delayed until January

Nov. 23, 2022 10:51 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The opening of 30 shelter pods for homeless residents in Vermont's largest city has been pushed back to January. The shelter pod community in Burlington was expected to open in late November, but an official told the City Council on Monday that the schedule...

Cities seek to control camping amid growing homeless crisis

Nov. 03, 2022 22:03 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The tents proliferating on sidewalks in downtown and residential neighborhoods across Portland, Oregon, are fueling a debate that's playing out in cities nationwide as the homelessness crisis in the U.S. explodes: Should camping be banned anywhere except in sanctioned sites?...

As housing prices surge, rent control is back on the ballot

Nov. 01, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Liberty McCoy was out Saturday urging voters to pass a Nov. 8 ballot measure to limit rent increases in Pasadena because she’s afraid she’ll be priced out of the city where she grew up and where her aging parents live. The librarian and her husband, a...