New London’s Housing Authority requesting HUD to move 400 tenants

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NEW LONDON, Connecticutt — Most cities across Connecticut are struggling with a lack of affordable low income housing. And, the conditions in a New London high rise apartment complex may soon handicap that city even further.

The 50-year-old Thames River Apartment complex, on Crystal Ave., is running into . . . → Read More: New London’s Housing Authority requesting HUD to move 400 tenants

Which costs America more? Homeownership tax deductions or rental assistance?

The rent or mortgage check is the single biggest expense in most Americans’ budgets, so it’s no wonder that Congress directs a ton of federal dollars to housing.

The United States is in the midst of an affordable housing crisis.

Some of this crisis is fallout from the Great Recession, which brought homeownership rates to . . . → Read More: Which costs America more? Homeownership tax deductions or rental assistance?

Hawaii Section 8 Waiting List is Open

For the first time in 10 years, Hawaii will begin accepting new applications online for three days starting Tuesday, August 16 and closing at midnight on Thursday, August 18th. They’re expecting up to 12,000 applications.

In order to increase public access, theHawaii Public Housing Authority is launching a web-based application portal.

Applications will be . . . → Read More: Hawaii Section 8 Waiting List is Open

Residents fight against plans of Minneapolis Public Housing Authority

Glendale Townhome Residents fight the MPHA

Residents take on the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) in a battle to save their community, Glendale Townhomes, Minneapolis’ last remaining public housing development a unique, tight-knit, and where everybody knows each other.

Glendale Townhomes is a 64-year-old public housing complex that has fallen into disrepair.

The townhomes were . . . → Read More: Residents fight against plans of Minneapolis Public Housing Authority

U. S. Supreme Court rules in favor of housing discrimination lawsuits

Last Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of discrimination lawsuits in a 5-4 ruling that housing policies that put minorities at a disadvantage, even if they aren’t expressly intended to discriminate, can be challenged in court.

The court sided with a community organization, the Inclusive Communities Project, who in . . . → Read More: U. S. Supreme Court rules in favor of housing discrimination lawsuits

New: Housing Authority Listings

New and/or Coming Soon, depending on your City, is my new page of Housing Authority Listings.

The listings will include the name of your Housing Authority, Address, General Contact Information, Web URL, and a little bit of information about the housing authority itself.

As you can imagine, it will . . . → Read More: New: Housing Authority Listings

Tenant Ownership Shared Housing Act

“Tenant Ownership Shared Housing Act (TOSHA),” an act of fairness and equality that gives special recognition to loyal tenants that should be legally considered to be partial owners of a building, after managing to get the rent payed for a minimum of 10 years at that location.

If enacted into state . . . → Read More: Tenant Ownership Shared Housing Act

Boot Camp Mom and Housing Voucher

I recently came across an article of a struggling single mother attempting to pull herself up by her boot straps, literally,

Military Woman Image by The Library of Congress via Flickr

by the military, the reserves to be exact.

Her problem was that Section 8 is not going . . . → Read More: Boot Camp Mom and Housing Voucher

Pricing Changes

There have been some exciting changes in the classified listing plans of VoucherList.org.

For the rest of 2011, all of the listing prices are FREE!

That’s right…pay not one red cent to have your listing online for up to one month.

In addition, blog posting fees have . . . → Read More: Pricing Changes

Guest Posters Wanted

So, this poor lil’ blog is every so neglected.

Yet, there is a real need for it so I plan to keep it going.

Anyone who wants to write a Voucher Housing related post feel free to send a note to mskatrina@katrinablogs.com.

Meanwhile, I am in the . . . → Read More: Guest Posters Wanted