As Minnesota, other states struggle to distribute rental assistance money, feds offer new guidelines (and a scolding)
Peter Callaghan · MinnPost · 3 September 2021
So far, Minnesota has distributed just 13 percent of the $375 million in federal money for rental assistance it received in December.
Rashawn Ray, Andre Perry, David Harshbarger, Samantha Elizondo, and Alexandra Gibbons · Brookings · 1 September 2021
Homeownership is often viewed as the entrée to the American dream and the gateway to intergenerational wealth. The loss of wealth in Black communities hastens a downward socioeconomic spiral.
Emma Telfer and others · Assemble Communities · 27 August 2021
Assemble is an Australian housing development organization dedicated to creating a better, fairer housing system. They have developed the innovative Build to Rent to Own Model – a hybrid build-to-rent model which offers stable rents, certainty of tenure, financial coaching, and community services to support low to moderate income Australians with a pathway to home ownership.
Emmanuel Martinez and Lauren Kirchner · The Markup · 25 August 2021
Even accounting for factors lenders said would explain disparities, people of color are denied mortgages at significantly higher rates than white people.
Maanvi Singh and Oliver Milman · Mother Jones · 25 August 2021
Even self-described progressives resist lifestyle changes.
Glenn Thrush and Alan Rappeport · New York Times · 25 August 2021
The $46.5 billion rental aid program created to pay rent accrued during the pandemic continues to disburse money at a slow pace, as the White House braces for a Supreme Court order that could strike down a new national moratorium on evictions.
· · 20 August 2021
For the first time, Edina has a tenant protection ordinance, to take effect September 1, 2021. It applies to buildings with affordable rental units and its provisions include written notice of the transfer of ownership, notice of rent increases by a new owner, and, in some cases, relocation assistance.
Jay Caspian Kang · New York Times · 19 August 2021
Each side of the housing debate has a raft of prescriptions, whether mass public housing, upzoning, the unfettered building of market-rate apartments, or the construction of thousands of tiny structures for the unhoused.