The Housing Assistance Council (HAC) Thursday published a report, Rental Housing for a 21st Century Rural America: A Platform for Preservation, discussing declining affordable rental housing options in rural areas. The report focuses on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Section 515 Rural Rental Housing program (Section 515) and draws its conclusions from a “multi-faceted review” of USDA’s multifamily housing portfolio.
Special Needs Housing
Ten years after the Great Recession forced the federal government to make major changes to the nation’s housing system, state housing finance agencies have become more important than at any other time in their history to the system’s ability to make affordable housing available in America. This new report explains how.
On June 6, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance held a hearing, “Legislative Review of H.R. 1511, the “Homeless Children and Youth Act of 2017,” introduced by Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH) and Representative David Loebsack (D-IA).
On May 22, the House Committee on Financial Services advanced the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act of 2018, HR 5793, and the Transitional Housing for Recovery in Viable Environments Demonstration Program (THRIVE) Act, HR 5735.
On May 17, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance held a hearing titled, “An Overview of Homelessness in America,” to examine homelessness and federal, state, and local efforts to reduce it.