Tools and resources that help preserve affordable housing face continuous challenges, leaving more than a million units at risk. The contracts that maintain affordability for low-income apartments will expire during the next 10 years, including 530,000 units with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) project-based rental assistance.
America’s housing crisis continues with no end in sight. As rents increase threefold over wages, more than 11 million families spend more than half of their pay for housing. According to Huffington Post, nine foundations formed a partnership to fund policy, advocacy and organizing to increase access to affordable housing for low-income families and those facing homelessness.
A pilot program in Colorado is being tested to determine if it can help protect river flows during dry periods.
Native language experts say most of the languages recognized by the state of Alaska could go extinct by century’s end.
Despite all the attractions rural living offers: a slower pace, friendly neighbors, fresh food, affordable housing is scarce. According to a recent realtor.com article, rural communities, which continue to struggle after the Great Recession, face a whole host of challenges to provide housing residents can actually afford to live in.