Biden’s new dilemma: How to slash housing costs for low-income borrowers

A long-awaited Supreme Court decision last month gave President Joe Biden the ability to remove the Trump-era leader of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, and he wasted no time.

Politico • July 5, 2021

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How did the housing market turn white-hot? It wasn't just the pandemic

Even in the robust pre-pandemic economy, housing experts say there was trouble brewing that presaged the current boom in housing prices, with lower-income and first-time homebuyers in particular facing rising hurdles to homeownership.

NBC News • July 6, 2021

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To root out segregation, Biden must tackle evictions

Evictions perpetuate the cycle of residential segregation. So why aren’t they addressed in a new proposed fair housing rule from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development?

Bloomberg CityLab • July 12, 2021

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Tenant advocates say new emergency rental assistance program might not be reaching the most vulnerable New Yorkers

Tenant advocates say the $2.7 billion federally-funded emergency rental assistance program might not be reaching the New Yorkers who need it the most due to problems with the online application portal that are preventing them from successfully submitting applications, adding further stress in paying their back rent.

Gothamist • July 10, 2021

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