Latest Affordable and low income housing News

Spray-painted house highlights affordable housing crisis

Dec. 02, 2022 15:44 PM EST

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — A message spray-painted on a two-story Janesville rental home accuses a tenant of not paying her rent. The vandalism not only makes a public spectacle of a landlord's ongoing dispute with a renter he's trying to evict, it also shines a light on the need for affordable...

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...

Dallas Habitat for Humanity helps staff purchase homes

Nov. 30, 2022 09:40 AM EST

Rebecca Thompson was about to sign a lease for an apartment with a friend in early 2020 when businesses started shutting down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. So instead, the 34-year-old decided to stay with her parents to save money. But with home prices skyrocketing in Dallas, she thought...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Nov. 21, 2022 07:20 AM EST

Dubuque Telegraph Herald. November 16, 2022. Editorial: Reynolds fails to capture millions in federal dollars to address key challenges The same critical issues creating challenges in Dubuque and the tri-state area pose similar obstacles across the state of Iowa. ...

Ohio's Intel project triggers housing fears in tight market

Nov. 19, 2022 09:06 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Intel’s announcement earlier this year of a $20 billion manufacturing operation bringing thousands of jobs to rural Ohio was greeted as an economic boon. But behind that enthusiasm lurked a pressing question. “Where are we putting...

Tess Gunty, Imani Perry among National Book Awards winners

Nov. 17, 2022 10:47 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tess Gunty’s “The Rabbit Hutch,” a sweeping debut novel set in a low-income housing community in Indiana, has won the National Book Award for fiction. The 30-year-old Gunty was among three writers nominated for their first published books. The nonfiction prize...

Homelessness: Oregon's next governor focuses on vexing issue

Nov. 17, 2022 00:43 AM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Signs of the housing crisis in Oregon are widespread: cluttered tent encampments in city parks, and along bike trails and sidewalks, as well as people living in parked recreational vehicles. Sky-high property prices and a shortage of 111,000 housing units in...

Disney picks developer for affordable housing project

Nov. 16, 2022 11:33 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World has picked a developer to construct and operate an affordable housing development on 80 acres of land donated by the entertainment company, company officials said Wednesday. The Michaels Organization will build, own and operate the 1,300-unit...

Rent stabilization measures win in US midterm election

Nov. 16, 2022 00:26 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ballot measures in the U.S. to build more affordable housing and protect tenants from soaring rent increases were plentiful and fared well in last week's midterm elections, a sign of growing angst over record high rents exacerbated by inflation and a dearth of homes. ...

Colorado votes to dedicate $300 million annually to housing

Nov. 14, 2022 14:06 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Facing sky-high housing prices, Colorado residents have voted to direct an estimated $300 million a year to affordable housing projects by rewriting the state’s tax law. As housing crises bubble up nationwide, the measure was the only statewide affordable housing...