Housing

A $5B Turning Point for Reducing Homelessness

Long-term efforts to get homeless people into permanent housing will be jump-started by the massive infusion in federal relief funds flowing into localities and states.

Best Practices for Eviction Prevention and Diversion

Research from the American Bar Association found that eviction mitigation programs are widespread outside of government and can be used beyond court filings to successfully enhance housing stability.

White House Says CDC Eviction Ban Will Expire Saturday

President Biden said he would have supported an extension of the moratorium but the administration was bound by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

The Best U.S. Cities to Live In

The city atop the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings is a repeat winner, but several other major metro areas plummeted in the rankings due to factors like high unemployment rates and rising costs of living.

States, Localities Distributing Rental Aid at a Quicker Pace

Emergency rental assistance programs have distributed about $3 billion since January, but that accounts for just 6% of the overall aid approved by Congress.

‘We Don’t Have Much, but This Is Our Home’

At least 3.4 million people nationwide are likely to be evicted within weeks, according to a recent federal survey.

Best and Worst States for Job Opportunities

South Dakota tops the list while Kentucky is No. 50 based on an analysis using 35 economic metrics.

Supreme Court Leaves National Eviction Ban in Place

The 5-4 decision allows the moratorium to stay in effect through July 31.

Greater Disparities to Emerge in Texas as Unemployment Benefits, Protections Against Evictions and Utility Shutoffs End

The financial safety net for the pandemic will vanish this summer, and there are two very different economic realities for Texans returning to “normal.”

Federal Eviction Moratorium Extended Through July

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extended the eviction ban through July 31. Housing advocates have lobbied to extend protections as federal emergency rental assistance is being doled out.

Why States Have Been Slow Paying Out Billions in Federal Rental Aid

Congress approved over $46 billion to help cover overdue rent. Struggling households and frustrated landlords are still waiting on the money.

The Real Problem With Corporate Landlords

COMMENTARY | Tenants of large, unaccountable housing investors suffer in ways that don’t necessarily show up in data.

Segregation Has Grown Worse in Most Big Metros, Analysis Finds

"These findings were as startling as they were disturbing," says one of the study authors.

Middle-income and Frontline Workers Struggle to Find Affordable Housing

The pandemic has exacerbated the crisis for these households being able to buy and rent homes, according to a report by the Urban Land Institute.

22 States, Biden Administration Ask Supreme Court to Keep Eviction Ban in Place

A legal challenge brought by landlords seeks to strike the national eviction moratorium, which is set to expire June 30 unless it is extended.

Cities Struggle With Housing Pressures As Pandemic Wanes

Local officials are highlighting affordable housing as a leading concern, according to a new National League of Cities report. “The median price for a single family unit is over $700,000, which is a 30% increase in less than a year," says one mayor.

Cities and States Scramble to Get Aid to Renters as Federal Eviction Ban Nears Its End

Some states and localities are extending their eviction moratoriums as they try to distribute billions in federal rental assistance. When to let the bans lapse is a pressing question.

Rental Prices are Booming in Mid-Sized Cities

New estimates show how places like Boise, Idaho and Spokane, Washington have seen housing rents rise sharply during the pandemic. And the trend isn’t easing up.

The Top 10 Emerging US Real Estate Markets

These locations have home prices that are rising, strong economies and a wealth of activities, according to an analysis by Realtor.com and The Wall Street Journal.