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New Advocacy Skillshare: Shovel Ready Advocacy in Washington State

Advocates broke out the hard hats and shovels to spur the Washington legislature to pass a Capital budget that included $106 million for state housing trust fund.

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Pittsburgh Commits $10 Million Annually to Housing Opportunity Fund

Read about win in Pittsburgh, as well as revenue victories in Washington, Lawrence, KS & Los Angeles, CA in Winter 2018 HTFProject Newsletter.

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Governor of California Signs Historic Housing Package, Dedicated Revenue for Housing Trust

Fall 2017 Newsletter features wins in California, Detroit and the growing impact of state resident organizing initiatives in CA, WA

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Deepen Leadership to Build a Housing Movement

Advocacy Skillshare: What happens when 20 leaders from California’s Resident United Network and Washington’s Resident Action Project come together for a week of learning and skill building.

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Community and religious leaders call for Metro Council commit revenue to the LAHTF to increase access to affordable homes for Louisville families at CLOUT’s Annual Nehemiah Action Assembly. Photo from Jere Downs, Courier Journal.

Louisville Commits Nearly $10 Million to Affordable Housing Trust Fund

Read about the win in Louisville, plus wins in Chicago, Minnesota, Vermont and Hood River, Oregon in our #Summer2017Newsletter.

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2016 National Survey of Housing Trust Funds

The Housing Trust Fund Project of the Center for Community Change is pleased to announce the released of its report on the 2016 National Survey…

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Housing Trust Funds: A Growing Movement

There are now 47 states with housing trust funds, as well as the District of Columbia, and more than 770 city and county housing trust funds…

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What Are Housing Trust Funds?

Housing trust funds are distinct funds established by city, county or state governments that receive ongoing dedicated sources of public funding to support the preservation and production of affordable housing and increase opportunities for families and individuals to access decent affordable homes.  Housing trust funds systemically shift affordable housing funding from annual budget allocations to the commitment of dedicated public revenue.   While housing trust funds can also be a repository for private donations, they are not public/private partnerships, nor are they endowed funds operating from interest and other earnings.  Click here to learn more.

National Housing Trust Fund

The national Housing Trust Fund (HTF) is a dedicated fund intended to provide revenue to build, preserve, and rehabilitate housing for people with the lowest incomes. In advance of the first allocations of the national Housing Trust Fund (HTF), the National Low Income Housing Coalition is working with leaders in each state and the District of Columbia so that the HTF benefits ELI renters to the greatest extent possible. For information about your state, Click Here. For more information on the National Housing Trust Fund, Click Here.

How Housing Trust Funds Work

The popularity of housing trust funds is attributable in large part to their inherent flexibility. They can be designed to serve the most critical housing needs in each community, whatever those may be.  Defining the key elements of your housing trust fund proposal is a critical first step toward establishing a housing trust fund that will be efficient, effective, and responsive to your community’s needs. To learn more, click here.

Publication and Resource Library

The Housing Trust Fund Project provides a wide array of resources available for download to assist in the development and an implementation of housing trust funds. For links to an example document library, Housing Trust Fund Project publications, and our Newsletter archive, click here.


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