HUD gives six Midwest states $1.6 billion for housing grants

“HUD’s allocation of approximately $1.6 billion to communities throughout the Midwest reinforces our commitment to boost the housing supply and expand economic opportunity throughout the six states,” HUD Midwest Regional Administrator Diane M. Shelley said in a statement. “I look forward to collaborating with and seeing our partners put these resources to work to meet the needs of some of our most vulnerable residents and lift up communities across all six states.”

The Center Square • May 18, 2022

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Solving the housing crisis requires long-term federal investment

While our housing and homelessness crises have been exacerbated by the pandemic, the root causes go much deeper. One of the primary factors has been decades of underinvestment by the federal government in addressing the housing needs of the lowest-income Americans.

The Hill • May 24, 2022

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The next phase of America's competitive housing market: Renters facing bidding wars

Renters diving into a white-hot housing market are over-bidding on available apartments, marking the death knell of pandemic-era deals and months of free rent — all while potentially imperiling tenants who can’t afford to compete.

MarketWatch • May 31, 2022

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How and why affordable housing matters for North Carolina teachers

“Housing is such a huge component, such a costly component for our employees to live here,” said Superintendent of Buncombe County Schools Tony Baldwin. The teacher housing is “a wonderful resource for us to have, especially bringing that quality young professional into our school systems.”

EducationNC • May 31, 2022

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