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Lessons From Nonprofit Administrators of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Lessons From Nonprofit Administrators of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program

As the coronavirus pandemic has progressed, the structures in place to distribute aid to affected U.S. households have changed..



 

Reforming the Eviction System During and After the Pandemic
Reforming the Eviction System During and After the Pandemic

Reforming the Eviction System During and After the Pandemic




Uptake and Impact of Emergency Rental Assistance Among HUD-Assisted Households
Uptake and Impact of Emergency Rental Assistance Among HUD-Assisted Households

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program is a first-of-its-kind program, providing historic levels of assistance that have enabled vulnerable households to pay their rent and remain housed.



Options and Tradeoffs: Rent Stabilization Policies
The building blocks of rent regulation include the scope of properties the regulation should cover, the mechanism the policy uses to regulate rents, and the means of administration and enforcement. Photo credit: istockphoto.com/deberarr

Options and Tradeoffs: Rent Stabilization Policies



Westside Atlanta Housing Project Helps Legacy Residents Stay in Community
Westside Atlanta Housing Project Helps Legacy Residents Stay in Community

Since 2014, nonprofit Westside Future Fund (WFF) has been committed to revitalizing the four predominantly African-American neighborhoods that constitute Atlanta’s Westside.



Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies Report: America’s Rental Housing 2022 Release
Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies Report: America’s Rental Housing 2022 Release

The 2-year period following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic was marked by an initial decrease in rental housing demand followed by a rapid increase in demand and decrease in vacancy rates by the third quarter of 2021.



A Look at U.S. Efforts To Encourage ADU Production
A Look at U.S. Efforts To Encourage ADU Production

Housing advocates and policymakers have grown increasingly interested in accessory dwelling units (ADUs) or “granny flats” — small units of housing built inside, attached to, or on the same property as a primary residence — as an important strategy for increasing housing supply.



Eviction Prevention Strategies To Promote Housing Stability
Eviction Prevention Strategies To Promote Housing Stability

When the COVID-19 pandemic began in late 2019, its economic impact threatened the ability of many households to pay their rent and mortgages.



DC Flexible Rent Subsidy Program: Findings From the Program’s First Year
DC Flexible Rent Subsidy Program: Findings From the Program’s First Year

Most low-income families can qualify for housing choice vouchers (HCVs); however, although the HCV program imposes no limits on the duration of assistance, eligible households often remain on a waiting list for years before receiving assistance.



Universal Housing Vouchers
Photo of a row of townhouses in a residential neighborhood.

HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program is the largest rental subsidy program in the United States.




Biennial Worst Case Housing Needs Assessment Reveals Ongoing Challenges in Years Before Pandemic
Biennial Worst Case Housing Needs Assessment Reveals Ongoing Challenges in Years Before Pandemic

Every 2 years, HUD has produced a report analyzing the current state and long-term trends of the worst case housing needs in the United States.



Promoting Homeownership as a Strategy for Housing Affordability
Promoting Homeownership as a Strategy for Housing Affordability

In the United States, owning a home is the largest generator of wealth for families, exceeding even a household’s income or their level of educational attainment.



Maximizing New Federal Resources to Address Homelessness and Prevent Housing Loss
Maximizing New Federal Resources to Address Homelessness and Prevent Housing Loss

The more than $30 billion in rental housing funds included in the American Rescue Plan (ARP) provide a historic opportunity to make measurable progress towards ending homelessness and preventing housing loss in America.



Robust Partnerships Helped San Diego Deliver Effective Pandemic Relief
Robust Partnerships Helped San Diego Deliver Effective Pandemic Relief

When the coronavirus pandemic emerged in spring 2020, agencies devoted to providing housing resources and homelessness services scrambled to build and adapt programs to keep people safe and sheltered.



Benefits of Eviction Diversion Programs
Benefits of Eviction Diversion Programs

Economic challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have caused an increasing number of renters to fall behind on their rent payments, which raises the potential for widespread evictions.



American Rescue Plan Resources Could Help House Hundreds of Thousands of Households Experiencing Homelessness
American Rescue Plan Resources Could Help House Hundreds of Thousands of Households Experiencing Homelessness

Evidence from the past decade shows that concentrated resources and efforts can reduce homelessness.



Los Angeles ADU Standard Plan Program Captures a New Demographic To Increase the Affordable Housing Supply
Los Angeles ADU Standard Plan Program Captures a New Demographic To Increase the Affordable Housing Supply

Land scarcity — the lack of vacant, developable land — is an obstacle to eliminating Los Angeles’ affordable housing shortage.



Census Household Pulse Survey: Key Phase 3 Housing Payment Findings
Census Household Pulse Survey: Key Phase 3 Housing Payment Findings

The Census Household Pulse Survey provides insight on how individuals are experiencing business closures, stay-at-home orders, school closures, changes in spending patterns, and other abrupt and significant changes to American life during the pandemic.



Tracking the Impact of the CDC Eviction Moratorium
Tracking the Impact of the CDC Eviction Moratorium

Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its eviction moratorium in September 2020, the moratorium has provided critical protections for housing-insecure tenants across the country, including this tenant in Connecticut who would have become homeless if her eviction had proceeded.



The 2020 Ivory Prize Winners
The 2020 Ivory Prize Winners

The Ivory Prize recognizes and provides material support to "ambitious, feasible, and scalable solutions to housing affordability."