Coverage of the state and local housing trust funds
Fee Hike for Affordable Housing Funding OK’D (U-T San Diego) November 22, 2013
San Diego, California — A divided San Diego City Council on Thursday voted 5-4 to increase fees on commercial developers for more affordable housing units. The vote reaffirmed an identical vote earlier this month. The issue was back before the council for approval of a phased-in rate structure.
Funded trust fund could offer housing solution in Lancaster County (LancasterOnline) November 17, 2013
Williamsport, Pennsylvania — In Williamsport, a small city 120 miles to the north, impact fees from natural gas wells are helping to ease a shortage of affordable housing.
Lawmakers to take mini-bus tour of low-income housing in Pinellas (Tampa Bay Times) November 15, 2013
Clearwater, Florida — For three months, advocates for low-income housing have contacted bay area lawmakers asking them to join a two-hour mini-tour of housing projects that received state money.
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Coverage of the National Housing Trust Fund
South Dakota ranked tops in affordable housing for veterans (Rapid City Journal) November 14, 2013
Rapid City, South Dakota — South Dakota ranks well among states in providing affordable housing for veterans, but more needs to be done, according to a new report. The report urges Congress National Housing Trust Fund to help preserve and increase the amount of affordable rental housing.