With Vouchers Rescinded, Former Foster Care Youth in Houston Stuck in Limbo

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With Vouchers Rescinded, Former Foster Care Youth in Houston Stuck in Limbo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

Public Housing Tenant: My Apartment Was Making My Kids Sick

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Public Housing Tenant: My Apartment Was Making My Kids Sick

April 12, 2017 | Nadege Green | WLRN (South Florida)
Mold is not uncommon in public and private housing throughout South Florida, but for low income renters who can’t afford to move out or wage costly court battles against their landlords to fix the problem, that could mean living with the fungus, sometime for years.
Tags: Health Care | Housing: Landlord-Tenant | Housing: Public

Media coverage spurs policy change

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Media coverage spurs policy change

September 29, 2016 11:39 am
Last month the Department of Housing and Urban Development proposed a new rule that will apply stricter standards for addressing young children’s exposure to lead in subsidized housing. It was the very rule change that Emily, director of the Health Justice Project, a medical-legal partnership at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, called for in her March 5 New York Times op-ed, “Blame HUD for America’s Lead Epidemic”.