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The COVID-19 pandemic has shed an even brighter light on the critical need for safe, affordable housing. The nation’s existing housing crisis has compounded the impact of COVID on public
WASHINGTON, DC – Senate Banking Committee Member Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), and Congressman Denny Heck (D-WA) introduced new legislation today that will
The growing calls from affected renters, landlords, and lenders for direct rental assistance for households impacted by COVID-19 is a reminder of housing’s importance to the larger economy. While housing
Over the last several weeks, we have discussed at length the interventions at the federal level necessary to keep people in their homes and ensure rent is paid on time
On Thursday morning, the Department of Labor announced the latest number of unemployment benefit claims filed across the country. An additional 4.4 million Americans filed claims, bringing the total to
Editor's Note: In advance of Earth Day, we asked two of our members, Urban Environmentalists and Abundant Housing LA, to contribute an Insights Report focused on the intersection of environmental
Though we are weeks away from many American cities and states “bending the curve” on new COVID-19 cases, a popular argument has emerged – primarily among those already skeptical of
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the health system, the economy, and labor markets, millions of households are facing incredible economic and health burdens. Access to quality, affordable housing
As we discussed in last week’s insights post, the CARES Act contains several provisions that either directly or indirectly address housing. The $2.2-trillion legislation directs money to housing programs for
On Wednesday, March 25, the Senate released and later unanimously passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act – a $2.2 trillion stimulus designed to stave off the
The United States’ already broken housing ecosystem is facing even more strain as the COVID-19 crisis continues to threaten public health and economic well-being. Despite years of huge economic growth
This week, the Washington State House of Representatives and Senate passed one of Up for Growth Washington’s key legislative priorities: extending the state’s Multifamily Tax Exemption (MFTE), which preserves affordable