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September 27 through October 17

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Biden’s Affordable Housing Plan Would Mean a Major Expansion of the LIHTC Program

The proposed expansion would represent an increase of roughly 587 percent to the program’s current size. – The American Jobs Plan proposes an additional $55 billion in low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC), along with a $94-billion investment in housing subsidy programs that pair with LIHTC. – With these efforts, the Biden administration aims to create 100,000 affordable homes across the nation over the next three years.

How the US made affordable homes illegal

Strong Towns reports that Vox does a great job of taking a confusing, oftentimes boring subject, and making it visually interesting and easy to understand. In this video, they look at housing and why it is so hard to find affordable housing in so many cities across the U.S. I found the video to be both comprehensive and honest about the issues with housing supply. It also gives interesting solutions to the affordable housing shortage.

Can Churches Help to Ease the Affordable-Housing Shortage?

Houses of worship can be frustrating, sometimes almost impossible, to work with. Members tend to be elderly and get stuck on what their church, synagogue or other house of worship used to be, not on what it currently is. Convoluted management structures are common in the religious world, meaning that a congregation, pastor, trustees, bishop and sometimes even a regional body may need to be on board to approve a sale or redevelopment project.

Mobile Home Parks Becoming Unaffordable as Investors Buy Up Properties

Known widely as “mobile” homes, manufactured homes, in fact, rarely move. The cost to relocate a mobile home runs from $5,000 to $10,000, a price point unaffordable to most owners. “In the past few years, hundreds of parks have been bought up by big corporations” looking to make bigger profits. As rents go up, the park’s value rises, and “the investor then refinances the mobile home park and takes out a big loan” at a low interest rate–largely thanks to federally backed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans. Despite their stated goal of helping more people afford homes, these agencies provided over $5 billion in government-backed loans to big mobile home park investors last year alone.

What we talk about when we talk about gentrification

Taken all together, it becomes clear why we focus on gentrification while the unseen culprits (segregated enclaves) are able to avoid controversy: Gentrification is the most visual manifestation of inequality in urban life. “Gentrification is a cultural sphere to work out feelings of resentment around inequality. … Those feelings aren’t to be discounted,” Gottlieb argues. “This is a manifestation of a long-running sense of ‘I am not welcomed in the city, I don’t have a right to the city.’ Sometimes those feelings can be worked out in the cultural terrain of gentrification, even indeed if the people moving in aren’t the proximate cause for them leaving.”