Social housing report outlines path to affordable housing for all

A new report by Amee Chew, Social Housing for All: A Vision for Thriving Communities, Rental Power, and Racial Justice, published by the Center for Popular Democracy and Renters Rising identifies how the US housing system has become a housing inequality machine. It lays out how social housing works in other countries, such as Finland and Austria, and it specifies how to implement a social housing approach in the United States.

Nonprofit Quarterly• May 4, 2022

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Homeless counts in Southwest Florida: Mixed findings but lack of affordable housing is grim

New data on homelessness shows a decline in Collier County and a jump in Lee County but experts in both communities caution the overall outlook is troubling due to dramatic rent increases hitting the most vulnerable.

Naples Daily News • May 9, 2022

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Michigan looks to fix state's affordable housing problem

Rents and housing prices are increasing in Michigan while existing housing infrastructure is in need of updates to improve energy efficiency and eliminate outdated toxic building materials, according to a coalition of groups who this past week proposed $1.6 billion in spending by the state.

CBS Detroit • May 9, 2022

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Using historic tax credit to expand affordable housing

Historic Tax Credit (HTC) equity is not only an important tool for rehabilitating old buildings, but can also play a critical role in financing affordable housing. Partner Insights spoke to Tim Karp, managing director of HTC at JPMorgan Chase, to learn more about how developers are using the credit at the state and federal level to increase the nation’s affordable housing supply.

Commercial Observer • May 9, 2022

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