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27 July 2021
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Broadcast TV News
Under 3 Minutes
Residents who have fallen behind on bills due to the pandemic can now receive emergency funds to cover rent, mortgage, and utility assistance. The city of Charlotte has provided $33.7 million of aid for 11,000 familie...
20 April 2021
Housing vouchers have proven to be the most effective intervention to address housing instability in America. The vouchers provide a subsidy that covers the difference between rent and what families can afford to pay....
19 February 2021
New Roads, Louisiana, United States
Pecan Acres in Louisiana is known as Flood City since many residents can’t remember a time when their homes weren’t impacted by rising waters. To help these people, the state has started a relocation project to move t...
15 February 2021
Pennsylvania, United States
Over 3000 Words
When Pennsylvania's coronavirus rent relief program rolled out during the first few months of the pandemic, it failed to help many due to strict deadlines, poor information management, a payment cap, and overall proce...
26 January 2021
Slavic Village, Ohio, United States
The Slavic Village Development, a non-profit community development agency, is helping to connect residents who are facing eviction during the coronavirus pandemic with financial assistance. The organization provides f...
19 October 2020
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Chapters of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) are using door-to-door campaigns to inform tenants about their rights if facing an eviction. Although evidence is limited about the success in preventing the evic...
11 September 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa
The South African government has provided free apartments to millions of people since the end of apartheid, in part as a way to address structural inequalities rooted in apartheid. The program has been a lifeline for ...
8 September 2020
Chicago, Illinois, United States
In Chicago, teachers across the city created mutual aid groups to help students and their families pay rent, buy groceries, or cover medical bills. By using their existing networks, social media, and apps like Venmo, ...
6 September 2020
Melrose, Minnesota, United States
Under 800 Words
A new housing program in Minnesota is building off of an existing program to better provide housing for the developmentally disabled and their potential caregivers. The program known as "Rumi" helps cut costs associat...
6 August 2020
Boulder, Colorado, United States
When an eviction moratorium expired and the government's pandemic aid spigot closed, Boulder County nonprofits and public agencies mounted a coordinated response to address a looming homelessness crisis. A gusher of d...
2 July 2020
New York, New York, United States
A program that aims to help New Yorkers who are at risk of losing their homes has proven effective in keeping people housed. Studies have shown that it is difficult to transition out of homelessness so its goal is to ...
19 May 2020
Louisiana, United States
The Cares Act is a federal program providing $46.6 million dollars of emergency aid which cities in Louisiana are spending on a combination of a mortgage and rent relief or on the needs of small businesses. For most c...
18 May 2020
Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
Several large cities in Lousiana used federal funds for small businesses and housing. Cities like Monroe, Shreveport, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans balanced the needs of small businesses with the needs of families who ...
12 May 2020
Many U.S. cities have responded to Covid-19 related layoffs by using a portion of the CARES Act funds to create local rent assistance programs that keep renters in homes and landlords generating income. For example, D...
14 April 2020
Durango, Colorado, United States
Premier Vacation Rentals Group offers free lodging in about 30% of its 350 vacation rentals for frontline workers to avoid exposing their families to Covid-19, which gives them peace of mind that they are protecting t...
26 March 2020
Los Angeles, California, United States
Broadcast TV News
To prevent people from losing their homes due to lack of paying rent or during the coronavirus pandemic, the L.A. County Supervisor issued an executive order that prevents landlords from evicting their tenants. To app...
12 February 2020
Wisconsin, United States
Although activists in California are currently arguing a case to make housing a human right, other states and counties have already successfully implemented this tactic. In one county in Wisconsin, housing as a human ...
San Francisco Public Press
20 December 2019
San Francisco, California, United States
Over 15 Minutes
Affordable housing in San Francisco is becoming more and more unattainable. When the landlord tried to change its status to not be rent-controlled to not, a group of residents at said building banded together with a n...
27 August 2019
Santa Monica, California, United States
Santa Monica, California piloted an experiment that sends rental checks to seniors in the city. After seeing positive results, the program now plans to expand 10-fold.
24 August 2019
Marin, California, United States
A program run by the Community Land Trust Association of West Marin uses government vouchers to encourage landlords to create additional affordable housing units with extra rooms in their home. The program, which prim...
4 August 2019
Seattle, Washington, United States
Over 3000 Words
A group of economics researchers and county officials in the Seattle area teamed up to create a more comprehensive approach to housing vouchers. Rather than simply provide a rental voucher, the city piloted a program ...
17 July 2019
Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States
In Ypsilanti, Michigan, aspiring homeowners in the quickly gentrifying town are taking advantage of some lesser known programs to help people save up for down-payments and build credit. Those programs and other financ...
27 June 2019
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Under 800 Words
Solar energy allows for housing that is both affordable and resilient to climate change and other emergencies. In Washington D.C., Jubilee Housing, non-profit that creates affordable housing, partnered with New Partne...
19 May 2019
Vienna, Virginia, United States
Affordable housing finance models, from public-private partnerships to sustainable investments, offer millennial professionals a way to own or rent housing without the burden of skyrocketing rents popping up in cities...
17 April 2019
Denver, Colorado, United States
While a partnership between the city of Denver and surrounding businesses sparked an affordable housing program, the city still wants to push the program to a much larger scale. The program rent-controls specific apar...
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