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Funders for Housing and Opportunity Featured on Opportunity Starts at Home Podcast

Funders are increasingly recognizing that safe, decent, affordable housing as a cornerstone for progress in a variety of other areas. Funders for Housing and Opportunity (FHO) is a compelling example of a collaborative cross-sector funder approach to addressing the affordable housing crisis across the country. In this episode, Susan Thomas, Program Director at the Melville […]

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A Shout Out About the Shutdown

by | January 22, 2019

As the leader of a private foundation, I don’t often opine on the operations of federal agencies.  But as the federal government shutdown begins its fifth week, I, like many Americans, feel like screaming out a window à la Peter Finch in the movie “Network.” This shutdown is not just the longest. This one seems squarely aimed […]

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HUD Unveils Plan To Increase Rent On Millions Receiving Federal Housing Assistance

by | April 26, 2018

HUD Secretary Ben Carson wants Americans living on housing assistance to put more of their income toward rent and he wants to give public housing authorities the ability to impose work requirements on tenants.

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Resources & Reports

The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes

A detailed examination of the rental affordability crisis in our nation.

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Resources & Reports

Out of Reach 2017

Out of Reach documents the gap between renters’ wages and the cost of rental housing in the U.S.

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Yes, the Rent is “Too Damn High”! What Next?

by | April 9, 2014

Part one in our three part series on solutions focuses on rental assistance.

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