The National Housing Law Project and the Poverty & Race Research Action Council have prepared a brief paper summarizing key issues for advocates to address with their public housing agencies (PHAs) regarding implementing Small Area Fair Market Rents (Small Area FMRs or SAFMRs). The two-page guide explains what Small Area FMRs are and lists the 24 metropolitan areas that are required to start using SAFMRs instead of metro-wide FMRs. It also discusses possible changes to voucher households’ rents, potential new housing opportunities in neighborhoods that were once not affordable, and actions advocates can take to protect voucher households.
Trump Administration Publishes Proposed “Mixed-Status” Rule that Would Lead to Family Separations and Evictions for Certain Immigrant Families
HUD published a proposed rule in the Federal Register on May 10 that would lead to thousands of “mixed-status” immigrant families that have members who are undocumented or otherwise ineligible for…May 13, 2019
Fact of the Week: Expansion of Housing Vouchers Would Have Greatest Impact on Reducing Child Poverty Among Eight Possible Interventions
The proposals’ combined impact is a 57.1% reduction in the supplemental child poverty rate, less than the sum of the individual policy changes because the same child can benefit from more than one…May 10, 2019
HUD issued a joint Notice regarding the installation of Carbon Monoxide (CO) detectors in HUD-assisted housing. The Notice reminds owners, managers, and agents of most HUD-assisted housing that they…April 22, 2019