Families wait years for housing vouchers due to inadequate funding
Due to limited program funding, families struggling to afford housing that manage to get off the waiting list for a Housing Choice Voucher must typically wait for years before receiving a voucher, CBPP analysis of Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) data shows.
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities • July 22, 2021
Multifamily private activity bond issuance reached record high of $16.4 billion in 2019
The Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) reports that in 2019 housing finance agencies issued a record $16.4 billion in multifamily private activity bonds (PABs), a $1.69 billion or an 11.5% increase from 2018.
Novogradac • July 20, 2021
Rent control: key policy components and their equity implications
The lack of affordable, accessible, and high-quality rental units in the US has exacerbated economic and racial disparities. As cities and other jurisdictions look to implement housing policies for an equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, rent control remains highly contentious, with diverging opinions among stakeholders on the program’s ability to produce and preserve enough rental housing for renters with low incomes and renters of color.
The Urban Institute • July 30, 2021