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Why housing needs a bigger boat for federal funding

March 3rd, 2014 by [shareaholic app="share_buttons" id="27157108"]

By Around the Web What we’re building by Ethan Handelman, National Housing Conference  If we look at federal appropriations for affordable housing, it’s clear that we need to fight for higher overall funding, not just advocate for specific programs. The hole created by unrelenting housing need is too big for a piecemeal approach. Just like in Jaws , let’s agree that we need a bigger boat. Looking at the numbers makes this very clear: Most of HUD’s funding renews housing assistance to current recipients . That’s public housing, project-based Section 8, and current voucher holders. In recent years, just ……(read more)

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