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FY 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill In-Depth: Section 8 Programs

NAHRO News Direct News – Washington Update FY 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill In-Depth: Section 8 Programs Mar 22, 2018 Congress has passed and the President has signed the FY 2018 omnibus spending package, which contains $63 billion in additional funding for domestic programs and a 10 percent increase in spending for the Department of Housing […]

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FY 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill In-Depth: Public Housing

NAHRO News Direct News – Washington Update FY 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill In-Depth: Public Housing Mar 22, 2018 Congress has passed and the President has signed the FY 2018 omnibus spending package, which contains $63 billion in additional funding for domestic programs and a 10 percent increase in spending for the Department of Housing and […]

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Affordable Housing Excise Tax Approved Unanimously

By Nick Morgan Mail Tribune Posted Feb 17,2018 at 5:21PM Updated Feb 17, 2018 at 7:27PM Following mild skepticism from some builders and strong support from community advocates, Medford City Councilors approved a construction tax that will fund new incentives to build more low- and middle-income housing within the city. A tax of one-third of […]

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To Fund Affordable Housing, Oregon Cities Turn to Construction Excise Tax

BYJARED BREY| FEBRUARY 26, 2018 Housing is so tight in the city of Medford, Oregon, that the municipal government sometimes has trouble recruiting employees. Residential vacancy is low, says Matt Brinkley, planning director for the city of 80,000, which is nestled along Interstate 5 about halfway between Portland and Sacramento. Local construction industry reports put […]

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Trump Budget Might Add Work Requirements and Raise Rent for Housing

The U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department is preparing to impose work requirements and jack up rents for housing aid recipients, according to a leaked draft of legislation. The drafted legislation would allow work requirements of up to 32 hours per week and would require families that receive housing assistance to devote a larger percentage […]

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Out of Reach

Housing Is Out of Reach Millions of Americans struggle to find affordable rent. In order to afford a modest, two-bedroom rental home in the U.S., renters need to earn a wage of $21.21 per hour. The Housing Wage for a two-bedroom apartment is $13.96 higher than the federal minimum wage of $7.25, and $4.83 higher […]

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