From The White House:
The more than 391,000 American children and youth living in foster care deserve to grow up in safe and loving homes devoted to their health, happiness, and success. These are often our most vulnerable children, and we have a solemn responsibility as a country to ensure they grow up healthy, supported and with as much opportunity as all other children.
A new infographic from the Public & Affordable Housing Research Corporation (PAHRC) titled, A Picture of Preservation Need, illustrates preservation activity taking place in publicly supported housing stock and the need for further investment.
Senate appropriators yesterday marked up their THUD appropriations bill for FY 2018, offering a strong rebuke to the Trump Administration’s housing proposals for the coming fiscal year. Their request for HUD is $8.84 billion above the Administration’s proposal, and $1.94 billion above the FY18 House THUD request.
Equally encouraging, the Senate THUD marks significantly advance several key measures for expanding RAD by:
The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) is a national non-profit organization that works to preserve and improve public and affordable housing through advocacy, research, policy analysis and public education. Our membership of more than seventy large public housing authorities (“PHAs”) own and manage nearly half of the nation’s public housing program, administer more than a quarter of the Housing Choice Voucher program, and operate a wide array of other housing programs.
WHY PUBLIC HOUSING?
As one of the nation’s largest sources of affordable housing, public hous- ing plays a central role in the nation’s infrastructure. Like roads and bridges, affordable housing is a long-term asset that helps communities and families thrive. Public housing represents a significant investment on the part of the federal government: over $162 billion including land costs. The program provides 1.2 million units of affordable housing to over 2.2 million people, including 750,000 children.