‘Out of control’: Advocates rally in D.C. calling for action on housing crisis
The People’s Action Homes Guarantee campaign brought tenant advocates to Washington, D.C., people who live in properties receiving financial assistance from the federal government, or have experience with rent hikes or evictions.
Low fertility rates, high housing prices mean fewer children in most states
In states where the drop in the number of children is part of a broader population decline, there will be additional fiscal, economic and political ramifications.
‘Government at all levels created segregation’: author Rothstein says ahead of HBG appearance
Richard Rothstein speaks at Harrisburg’s Midtown Scholar bookstore on June 3 at 6 p.m.
What 2022’s housing trends say about us and where we’re headed | Heather MacDonald
Where we live has always been about more than just the housing market.
New data shows Americans using more than 30 percent of income on rent | Five for the Weekend
The U.S. median household income from 2017-2021 was $69,021. In the United States, adjusted for inflation to 2021 dollars, the median household income increased 10.5 percent from $62,460 in 2012-2016.
Record rent increases, low wages are driving an eviction crisis, U.S. Senate panel told
The chair of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, said that families are being priced out of buying homes, and rising rents mean that tenants are “just one illness or job loss or car repair away from eviction.”
Philadelphia’s home appraisal bias task force issues its final report
This report is the culmination of more than a year’s work.
Pa. man says mobile home residents are ‘sitting on a time bomb’ in red-hot housing market
Mobile home parks provide affordable housing for millions of low-income residents — including seniors on fixed incomes.
Bethlehem dangles tax breaks in special zone to developers who include affordable housing
To get the break, developers would have to set aside every 10th unit for persons deemed low, very low or extremely low income.
Protesters pledge to defy PHA order to vacate, picket outside CEO’s home
Organizers for the encampment at 21st Street and Ridge Avenue on Wednesday slammed PHA CEO Kelvin Jeremiah, alleging he has failed to negotiate.
How Pa.’s failure to raise the minimum wage will make the housing affordability crisis even worse | John L. Micek
Policy decisions, just like elections, have consequences.