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The below is a lightly edited version of prepared remarks that Up for Growth Action Executive Director Mike Kingsella delivered to the American Public Transportation Association’s Legislative Committee meeting on
Last month, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) introduced the Housing, Opportunity, Mobility, and Equity Act of 2019, otherwise known as the HOME Act. The
On any given day in the United States, there are more than 550,000 people experiencing homelessness . This number captures both unsheltered (those living on the street) and sheltered (those
This week, Apple joined other major tech companies in making a large financial commitment to initiatives that address the housing crisis near their Silicon Valley headquarters. Apple’s $2.5 billion pledge
In the 115th Congress, Senator Todd Young (R-IN) introduced the Task Force on the Impact of the Affordable Housing Crisis Act , along with a bipartisan coalition of Senators. In
A new study from ECONorthwest’s and MapCraft Labs’ Ian Carlton suggests that housing is already a significant consideration for many transit planners. However, the track record for building housing near
For the next few months, Up for Growth will delve into factors that can prevent housing supply from meeting demand. This series will also address short and long-term solutions that
The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) is one of the primary ways the federal government spurs the creation of affordable housing for lower income Americans, responsible for nearly 90% of
WASHINGTON, DC – Twelve organizations joined Up for Growth Action in supporting the pro-housing the YIMBY (Yes in My Backyard) Act, which was recently introduced by Rep. Denny Heck (D-WA)
The United States is in the midst of a major housing shortage and affordability crisis. Research from Up for Growth found that from 2005 – 2015, we fell 7.3 million
Housing decay, obsolescence, and widespread vacancy comes with a high cost – both economically and socially. Vacant homes and lots not only reduce property values for surrounding units, they also
WASHINGTON, DC – The introduction of the House version of the YIMBY Act highlighted Up for Growth Action’s Legislative Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill yesterday. Introduced by Rep. Denny Heck