Memo to Members and Partners Articles

October 4, 2021

Representative Omar and Senator Merkley Introduce Affordable HOME Act

Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced on September 24 the “Affordable Housing Opportunities Made Equitable (HOME) Act,” which would address the nation’s housing crisis by providing significant funding for the construction of affordable housing. If enacted, the…

September 27, 2021

HUD Notice Provides Section 3 Guidance for HOME and HTF Programs

HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) issued Notice CPD-21-07 providing guidance for HOME Investment Partners Program participating jurisdictions (PJs) and national Housing Trust Fund (HTF) grantees regarding the new Section 3 regulations (see Memo, 10/5/20). In the context of…

September 13, 2021

Representative Barbara Lee Introduces Renters’ Bill of Rights

Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) introduced on September 7 the “Renters’ Bill of Rights” resolution, legislation affirming the rights of all renters to safe, affordable, and decent homes. The resolution calls for bold action by Congress and HUD, including the HoUSed campaign’s top policy…

August 9, 2021

From the Field: New Jersey Budget Includes Significant Housing Investments

The New Jersey state budget signed by Governor Phil Murphy on June 29 preserves full funding of New Jersey’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) and uses general funds to pay for other non-AHTF programs, including ones to broaden access to homeownership for moderate-income families. Governor…