Community Development Digest

Housing Assistance Funding

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Suburban DC County Seeks $5.1 Million for Housing Trust Fund

Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker has submitted a budget calling for an investment of $5.1 million in the county’s Housing Trust Fund (HTF). HTF will support two new programs -- the Workforce Housing Gap Financing Program and the Pathway to Purchase Program.

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New Law Enhances Rental Assistance Programs

This is the federal government’s major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments.

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Rule to Expand Choice for Section 8 Participants in Certain Markets

For the next two months, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is accepting public comment on a proposal to change the geography it uses to calculate so-called Fair Market Rents (FMRs).  In these areas, HUD is proposing to transition from a metropolitan area-wide approach...

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HUD Allocates Nearly $174 Million via Housing Trust Fund

The Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) has allocated nearly $174 million through the nation’s Housing Trust Fund. Each state will receive at least $3 million.

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HUD Poised to Make First-Ever Allocations of Housing Trust Fund

The Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) is making available to states nearly $174 million through first-ever allocations of the National Housing Trust Fund. HUD Secretary Julián Castro made the announcement to a gathering of the National Low-Income Housing Coalition meeting in Washington this past week.

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Baltimore’s Low-Income Families Quietly Move to Suburbs

This relocation program -- one of the nation's largest -- has been discreetly rolled out to avoid the political and community opposition that routinely arises to defeat proposals for building subsidized housing in Baltimore's suburbs.

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