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Overincome Families Residing in Public Housing Units

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Laws/Regulations

https://www.hudoig.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2015-PH-0002.pdf

A review of policies regarding income for public housing occupants determined that more than 25,000 families who received housing assistance had income which exceeded eligibility limits in 2014.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Housing and Urban Development

 

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Housing/Homelessness,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/pdf/13-1371.pdf

5-4 Supreme Court decision that the 1968 Fair Housing Act provides broad protection against housing discrimination and segregation.  The decision allows for so-called “disparate impact” claims against lending practices and housing policy that may promote housing segregation without overt intent.  The case involved the distribution of tax credits for low-income housing.  From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School

 

2013 Housing Profile: Washington-Arlington, DC-VA-MD-WV

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www2.census.gov/programs-surveys/ahs/2013/factsheets/ahs13-26_Washington.pdf

One of 25 selected metro areas covered in a series of housing factsheets.  Covers information on owner and renter-occupied housing units, including various physical and financial characteristics.  From the Census Bureau

 

2013 Housing Profile: Richmond, VA

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www2.census.gov/programs-surveys/ahs/2013/factsheets/ahs13-20_Richmond.pdf

One of 25 selected metro areas covered in a series of housing factsheets.  Covers information on owner and renter-occupied housing units, including various physical and financial characteristics.  From the Census Bureau

 

2013 Housing Profile: United States

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Statistics

http://www2.census.gov/programs-surveys/ahs/2013/factsheets/ahs13-1_UnitedStates.pdf

Brief factsheet which summarizes information on owner and renter-occupied housing, the housing inventory, and housing units by various physical and financial characteristics.  From the Census Bureau

 

Highlights of Annual 2014 Characteristics of New Housing

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/construction/chars/highlights.html

Covers key characteristics of single family and mult-unit housing sold  or completed in 2014.  From the Census Bureau

 

21.3 Percent of U.S. Population Participates in Government Assistance Programs Each Month

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/cb15-97.html

Agency press release about the report entitled Dynamics of Economic Well-Being.  Provides a summary of who participated in the programs and for how long and offers a link to the full report.  From the Census Bureau

 

Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Participation in Government Programs, 2009-2012: Who Gets Assistance?

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2015/demo/p70-141.pdf

Focuses on the participation and characteristics of people who receive benefits from federal means-tested assistance programs such as Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, TANF, and Housing Assistance.  In 2012 approximately 21% of the population participated in one or more of the programs.  From the Census Bureau

 

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