Coverage of the state and local housing trust funds
Mayor Announces New Affordable Housing Program (NewsChannel5) May 20, 2013
Nashville, TN – Mayor Dean discussed the need for affordable housing in his State of Metro address, saying it’s key to a successful future. While Nashville might have options for those who can’t afford a home on their own, the mayor said those options are limited and waiting lists are long.
City must invest in affordable housing (Herald Leader) May 20, 2013
Lexington, KY — The May 9 Herald-Leader editorial indicates that a “citywide coordinated approach to helping people with limited resources find a safe place to live” will be materially enhanced by Mayor Jim Gray’s decision to request funding in the city budget for “an office to coordinate the city’s affordable housing efforts.”
$10.4 Million Approved for Affordable Housing Communities in Ohio Counties (LoanSafe) May 17, 2013
Ohio — The Board also approved more than $2.7 million through the Housing Development Assistance Program (HDAP) to provide flexible, low-interest financing for affordable housing developments. Funding for HDAP comes from the federal HOME program and the Ohio Housing Trust Fund (OHTF).
Coverage of the National Housing Trust Fund
Group touts housing tax reform (Deseret News) May 15, 2013
Salt Lake City — A national housing advocate claims that changing the way homeowners receive tax benefits from the federal government could help boost revenue in the long run and reduce the number of Americans who are without shelter.