With Vouchers Rescinded, Former Foster Care Youth in Houston Stuck in Limbo

News Story (Texas)

With Vouchers Rescinded, Former Foster Care Youth in Houston Stuck in Limbo

June 15, 2017 | Meagan Flynn | Houston Press
Goodin, the 21-year-old mother of an 11-month-old baby, is among more than 900 Houston families who were on track to receive a housing voucher, only for it to be stripped away without warning, thanks to the sweeping federal budget cuts.
Tags: Foster Youth | Housing: Affordability | Housing: Public

Attorney Daniel Saver battles for affordable housing in Bay Area

Interview (California)

Attorney Daniel Saver battles for affordable housing in Bay Area

March 9, 2017 | Richard Scheinin | Mercury News (San Jose, CA)
We talked to Saver about the scope of the housing crisis: the “bleeding” from the region of service workers and middle class earners, and the disproportionate toll the crisis is taking on Hispanic and African-American families.
Tags: Funding: State & Local | Housing: Affordability | Housing: Eviction

Poor Families to Get More Help With Rent From New York State

News Story (New York)

Poor Families to Get More Help With Rent From New York State

February 27, 2017 | Nikita Stewart | New York Times (NYT)
In a settlement that could help thousands of families avoid eviction, New York State will substantially increase the monthly rent subsidies it provides to low-income families with children in New York City, a move that could help reduce the number of people in homeless shelters.
Tags: Housing: Affordability

Tech founder funds affordable housing nonprofit: Chan Zuckerberg Initiative offers $3.1M to East Palo Alto legal aid group

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Tech founder funds affordable housing nonprofit: Chan Zuckerberg Initiative offers $3.1M to East Palo Alto legal aid group

February 7, 2017 | Samantha Weigel | San Mateo Daily Journal
Buoyed by the success of Facebook’s founder and his wife, the philanthropic Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is delving into the Bay Area’s housing crisis by funding legal support and advocacy for tenants facing displacement.
Tags: Funding: Private/Foundation | Housing: Affordability