Information about how the shutdown is affecting low-income tenants

Trump announces short-term deal to end govt shutdown with no wall funding

  • The stop-gap agreement with congressional leaders will last three weeks, until Feb. 15, and would allow talks to continue over border security and a wall on the southern border. The agreement includes no new money for his wall, and is a massive concession on his behalf after refusing a similar funding package a month ago.

National Housing Law Project's Memo on Rights of Federally-Assisted Residents during the Government Shutdown

Seniors, Families, and Others Risk Losing Housing as Shutdown Continues

  • Article by Doug Rice, Senior Policy Analyst at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

NBC News Articles

Shutdown puts low-income renters at risk of losing housing

NBC15 January 11,2019

  • Bernadette Merritt and Vicky Conradson new NAHT members from Beloit, WI fear the worst

House Democrats investigate HUD’s ‘failure’ to act as shutdown threatens affordable housing

NBC News January 9th, 2019

Because of the shutdown, more than 1,000 affordable housing contracts have expired

NBC News January 8th, 2019

How the government shutdown is hurting some of America's poorest families

NBC News January 4th, 2019

 

Press From Arkansas

Arkansas Eviction Scare Is A Preview Of Shutdown Hell

Huffington Post January 17, 2019

  • Annette Cowen who manages 50 properties, including the one in Alma talks about USDA housing and her retraction of the letter she sent tenants

Some renters are already facing eviction, thanks to the shutdown

Huffington Post January 15, 2019 

  • Tenants from the building in Alma received a retraction letter stating to only pay their share of rent. The article includes a map of project based rental assistance contracts that will/have expired between December and February  from the National Low Income Housing Coalition

Government shutdown could cause thousands to loose subsidies housing

5 News January 14, 2019

  • Tenants at Linden Apartments, a USDA building in Alma received a letter stating they would need to pay market rent come January 20th

Public-housing contracts expire; tenants risk rent increases, loss of homes in Arkansas if shutdown endures

Arkansas Democrat Gazette January 12, 2019

  • Contracts at 10 publicly funded housing projects expired in December. More are schedules to expire through February without funding. Check out the article for a map of the state's project based section contracts that have/will expire from December to February.

Little Rock residents protest shutdown outside Boozman, Cotton offices near Arkansas Capitol

Arkansas Democrat Gazette January 11, 2019

  • Neil Sealy, an advocate with Arkansas Community Organizations and NAHT affiliate helped organize the protest against the shutdown in Little Rock

 

Other News Articles

Advocates Say The Repeated Threats Of A Government Shutdown Are Hurting Low-Income Tenants

Buzzfeed News Feburary 12, 2019

  • Eneaqua Lewis, NAHT member from Roosevelt Island in NY talks about having anxiety over the expiring of her buildings contract during the shutdown

 

Federal Government Shutdown Threatens Housing for Low-Income Residents

The Spokesman-Review January 25, 2019

  • Tom Harding, who lives in a subsidized apartment in downtown Spokane, monitors the federal government shutdown Thursday as he worries about his housing subsidy, administered through Spokane Housing Authority

Relief Comes For Low-Income Tenants Threatened With Rent Hike Due To Shutdown

Huffington Post January 23, 2019

  • A landlord has now told the mostly elderly households in four states that the rent won’t rise

Some Fear Federal Safety Net is Unraveling For Those in Need

Associated Press January 22, 2019

  • Eneaqua Lewis from NAHT member from Roosevelt Island, NY talks about the effects of the shutdown. Their Section 8 contract expired January 9

Shutdown's Pain Cuts Deep for the Homeless and Other Vulnerable Americans

The New York Times January 21, 2019

  • One month after the government shutdown began, its effects have begun to hurt some of the most vulnerable Americans: not just homeless people, but also those who are one crisis away from the streets

Rent Subsidies For A Montgomery County Nonprofit At Risk If Shutdown Continues

WAMU 88.5 American University Radio January 16, 2019

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  • Cherai Mills
    published this page in Resources 2019-01-23 13:16:15 -0500