Posts tagged "National Low Income Housing Coalition"

Suit accuses director of Federal Housing Finance Agency of starving low-income rental housing program

Suit accuses director of Federal Housing Finance Agency of starving low-income rental housing program
It’s been five years since the National Housing Trust Fund was created to provide grants to states to invest in affordable rental housing for extremely low-income families. In that time, low-income renters and housing rights groups say the fund has failed at its stated goal. And they blame Ed DeMarco, the acting director of the... Read more »

The staggering gap between poor families and housing they can afford

The staggering gap between poor families and housing they can afford
When it comes to housing people can afford in Illinois, there’s a serious mismatch. A new report from the National Low-income Housing Coalition shows that for every 100 “extremely low-income” households in Illinois, only 28 affordable units are available. Extremely low-income is defined as a household with an income of 30 percent of the state’s... Read more »

Illinois' affordable housing shortage by the numbers

Illinois' affordable housing shortage by the numbers
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Next on the chopping block: $73 million in federal public housing money

U.S. Senators are sharpening their knives, preparing to shave billions in federal housing and human services money slated to flow to cities, including Chicago next year. Down at City Hall, housing advocates lamented the potential loss of money they say is sorely needed to finish the overhaul of public housing and to offset rents for... Read more »