After a contentious battle over the 2019 budget, federal lawmakers agreed to increase funding for tenant-based rental assistance, including Section 8 rental vouchers.
While many Californians think that their state could solve the affordable housing crisis by just ramping up construction, others blame a lack of rent control, not enough funding for affordable homes and too strict environmental controls.
The partial federal government shutdown is impacting housing agencies responsible for financing affordable housing, clean drinking water and rural economies, according to the National Rural Housing Coalition (NRHC).
Low-income residents renting homes in rural areas face an ever shrinking supply of affordable housing, which experts say will only worsen in the coming years.
Nearly 90 percent of millennials say they want to purchase a home in the future, but half haven’t saved for a down payment.