Housing

Treasury Releasing $13B More in Rental Aid to Successful Programs

At least 50 state and local government grantees have met funding distribution benchmarks that would make them eligible for additional money.

Best and Worst Cities to Rent in America

Cedar Rapids, Iowa tops the list for most affordable rental housing while two cities in Florida and one in New Jersey tied for last place, according to a recent report.

Best and Worst Cities for Cat Lovers

Cities in warm climates are among the best for felines and their humans while really big cities are far less than "purr-fect" in this regard, according to a new ranking.

How Many At-Risk Renters Live in States Without Eviction Protections?

Researchers offer an estimate now that the Supreme Court has struck down a pandemic-era federal eviction ban.

All Eyes on State and Local Eviction Bans With End of Federal Moratorium

At least seven states and some cities have eviction bans in place but some expire soon.

Supreme Court Ruling Allows Evictions to Resume

The 6-3 ruling found that the CDC did not have the authority to impose an eviction ban that was set to last until October.

Only 11% in Rental Assistance Spent, Treasury Department Prepares to Reallocate Unspent Aid

State and local rental assistance programs have doled out little of the $46.5 billion in emergency rental assistance and jurisdictions that don’t disperse money soon could have to return it.

Federal Eviction Ban Could be Headed Back to Supreme Court

A federal appeals court has allowed the moratorium to stand. Realtors challenging it say they'll ask the high court to weigh in.

Local Judges Decide Fate of Many Renters Facing Eviction

“Your level of protection varies depending on your ZIP code.”

Best Cities for Remote Workers

A Utah city leads a list of best places for people who don't want to commute. All the top cities offer an abundance of urban amenities, scenic surroundings and affordable housing.

Evictions To Impact More Black, Latino Households

Renters tend to be minorities and have lower incomes, meaning these groups will most likely be disportionately affected by evictions when the national moratorium is lifted, the Pew Research Center says.

Senate Democrats Release $3.5T Budget Framework with Affordable Housing, Climate Funding

Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has set a Sept. 15 deadline for committees to draft legislative text for the proposal, which will fund domestic initiatives.

Confusion Over How Latest Eviction Ban Will be Enforced

About 80% of counties are covered by the moratorium, but a change in local coronavirus transmission rates will affect eligibility.

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.