Latest Housing policy News

Louisiana launches $11M housing program for Hurricane Laura

Nov. 22, 2021 17:01 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Nearly 15 months after Hurricane Laura struck, Louisiana is kicking off $11.3 million in housing repair and rebuilding programs for the southwestern city of Lake Charles while it waits for hundreds of millions in promised federal aid to arrive. ...

Ida temporary housing program slammed by Louisiana lawmakers

Nov. 19, 2021 15:41 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers on Friday lambasted the state’s temporary housing program enacted after Hurricane Ida, saying it continues to move too slowly to help people living in damaged homes and tents since late August. “We're moving at a snail's...

Most baseball minor leaguers to be provided their own beds

Nov. 18, 2021 21:11 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Most minor league players will get their own beds provided in team housing under a new Major League Baseball policy. Stepping up improvements for minor leaguers after widespread criticism, MLB’s housing policy will require teams to provide furnished...

Vermont expanding homeless access to motels during winter

Nov. 11, 2021 13:27 PM EST

Montpelier, Vt. (AP) — Advocates for Vermont’s homeless population claimed victory Thursday after the state expanded eligibility for who will be able to qualify for emergency housing in hotels and motels this winter. As a result of the state's decision, announced...

Vermont extending hotel funding for homeless until April

Nov. 10, 2021 11:44 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is extending emergency hotel housing for some of the state’s homeless population through April 1, officials said. Gov. Phil Scott said Tuesday the funding comes as part of a broader COVID-19 response by the Federal Emergency Management...

Tribal officials lament lack of regular funding for housing

Nov. 08, 2021 01:10 AM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Red Cliff was the only Indigenous nation in Wisconsin to receive a share of a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in 2019, but the need for such special grants highlights the need for increased regular funding for housing in Indian Country,...

Detroit voters OK commission to consider reparations

Nov. 06, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The city of Detroit will put together a commission to consider some form of reparations for residents. More than 80% of residents who cast ballots in Tuesday’s general election voted in favor of a proposal to form the commission that will recommend...

Boston mayoral candidates hoping to make history Tuesday

Nov. 01, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The two candidates hoping to make history in Boston's mayoral contest — Democrats Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George — spent the final hours of the campaign racing from neighborhood to neighborhood urging their voters to turn up at the polls Tuesday. ...

Edwards: Ida temporary trailer program ramps up in Louisiana

Oct. 27, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's temporary housing program for people displaced by Hurricane Ida is increasing its pace of getting people into travel trailers, but Gov. John Bel Edwards said he's still pushing for the program to accelerate its work. “We're not...

Boston mayoral hopefuls face off in feisty televised debate

Oct. 25, 2021 21:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston City Councilors Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu clashed on everything from rent control to public transportation as they faced off Monday in a feisty, final televised debate of Boston’s historic mayoral contest. Essaibi George repeatedly...