# Affordable housing
New Census Bureau report reveals 1.4 million Californians behind on rent
If you’re a California renter who is living in fear of being evicted, you’re not alone. According to a May 2022 U.S. Census Bureau survey, an estimated 1.4 million California renters are behind on their rent. Approximately 1.1 million renters reported they were not at all confident they would be able to make next month’s rent payment.
Georgia landlord increases rent $150 mid-lease forcing family of 5 to move into camper
Imagine moving your family into a new apartment only to have your landlord raise your rent more than $150 just two months into your lease. What would you do?. A little over two months ago, a Georgia woman named Caroline Gray moved into the Robins Landing Apartment complex in Warner Robins along with her husband and three children.
67-year-old Tennessee man working multiple jobs "shocked and worried" when his rent goes up an extra $300 a month
Renters in Tennessee are experiencing dramatic rent increases when it comes time to renew their apartment leases. As a result, finding affordable housing has become increasingly difficult for many middle-class renters already working multiple jobs to make ends meet.
Free tutorial on afordable housing in ALCO
(Justin Sullivan / Getty Images) (ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif.) The East Bay Housing Organizations will host a free housing tutorial on Tuesday. The event starts at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday and will feature representatives from 211 and Alameda County's housing choices website.
Affordable senior housing apartment community set to open in Bucks County this month
By the end of May, a new affordable senior housing community is set to open in Bucks County, PA. Monkey Business (Canva Pro license) At a time when the cost of senior housing for those aged 55 and older is skyrocketing, Sellersville Senior Residences is opening a new affordable option at 801 East Clymer Avenue in Sellersville, Pennsylvania, to those who meet specific income qualifications.
Colorado awards $18 million in grants to develop affordable housing
(Brandon Griggs on Unsplash) Fourteen Colorado communities will receive more than $18 million in grants to help build affordable housing. The 14 Innovative Housing Opportunities Incentive grants will provide 1,872 housing units for about 4,867 people.
Council seizes land Vail Resorts planned for affordable housing
(Katie Musial on Unsplash) (Vail, Colo.) Vail Resorts’ plan to spend $17 million to develop affordable housing for 165 employees hit a roadblock Tuesday when the Vail town council voted to condemn the parcel developers planned to use.
Texas woman in disbelief after landlord increases rent from $1895 to $2750 per month, but it's perfectly legal
What would you do if your rent increased more than $850 per month? This is the unfortunate reality that many Texas renters are facing right now. A Texas woman named Kara recently posted a video online showing an email she received from her landlord letting her know that her rent would be increasing from $1895 to $2750 per month.
Kansas lawmakers worsen affordable housing crisis by banning renters from having roommates
A city in Kansas has just banned renters from living with roommates who are not related to them, making it even harder for many residents to find affordable housing at a time when rents have hit record highs.
Hazelwood Affordable Rental Property Preservation shields rental housing from speculators
The loss of affordable housing stock to flippers and other speculators has accelerated during the pandemic, according to Leilani Farha, former UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Adequate Housing, and University of Pittsburgh H.J. Heinz Foundation Visiting Fellow in the Global Studies Center.
As housing affordability worsens, what will it take for Atlanta to better use residential space?
A Place Properties home being dropped onto a foundation in English Avenue.(Credit: Lydia Mayfield Photography) When Atlanta Civic Circle reported on metro housing leaders’ visions for denser, more diverse, and, therefore, more affordable residential communities this time last year, it gave public officials plenty of food for thought—and even some explicit legislative proposals.
Tampa housing market deemed “hottest in nation” with home prices at record highs
According to real estate platform Zillow, Tampa is the hottest home market in the nation for 2022. Home prices in the region will likely be on the upswing for at least the rest of the year.
First-time homebuyers in Baltimore may be eligible for $20,000 forgivable loan
A street in the Charles Village area in Baltimore, Maryland.(Flickr) The city is increasing first-time homebuyer assistance to $10,000 for eligible households and an additional $10,000 will go towards qualified homebuyers purchasing homes in impact investment areas.
Massachusetts Sanderson Place offers seniors affordable housing starting at $838 for one-bedroom units
Thirty-three newly built affordable housing apartments located in Sunderland, Massachusetts will soon be available to seniors. The Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority recently announced the availability of senior apartments in the Sanderson Place development. To be eligible, the head of household must be 62 years of age or older.
Florida disabled veteran faces homelessness after rent increases from $2,100 to $3,200, landlord refuses to negotiate
This is the situation many middle-class renters are currently facing in Florida as landlords routinely increase rents by $1,000 or more per month. There is virtually no recourse if the renter can't pay because "someone else is willing" to pay the higher rate.
Legislation combining affordable housing and wage standards introduced in Assembly
Clifford L. Allenby Building downtown Sacramento under construction on October 11, 2019.(Photo by Robert J Hansen) A bill was introduced on Tuesday as the next legislative step in the state’s response to the housing crisis according to a press release from Assemblymember Buffy Wicks’ office.
New York City Chrystie Street affordable apartments start at $677 for a studio
If you’re looking for an affordable New York City apartment in a newer building, you might want to check out 171 Chrystie Street. NYC Housing Connect has announced the availability of affordable housing apartments starting at $677 for a studio, $725 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $1,362 for a two-bedroom apartment.
April 22 news: Nearly 75% of Colorado's low-income renters spend over half their income on housing
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74% of low-income Colorado renters spend more than half their income on housing
(Alexander Trukhin on Unsplash) Facing a shortage of 114,378 available affordable and available rental homes, 74% of low-income renters in Colorado are severely housing cost-burdened and spend more than half of their incomes on housing, according to a report released Thursday.
As mayor crosses 100-day mark, Atlanta Housing head confident in job security
Sarah Kirsch, left, and Eugene Jones discuss the future of affordable housing police at an event hosted by WABE and Atlanta Civic Circle.Britton Edwards, Atlanta Civic Circle. As Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens crosses his 100th day on the job, some top city officials will be headed back to the job market. But Atlanta Housing CEO Eugene Jones said he’s confident he’ll be asked to stick around the city’s newly rejuvenated housing authority.