- Lawmakers in the House returned from recess on Friday to take up the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which passed in a vote of 220-207. The spending package on health care, climate and taxes passed by the Senate last weekend on a party-line vote after a 15-hour session of debate ending in Vice President Kamala Harris casting the tie breaking vote. The legislation will now head to President Biden’s desk, who is expected to sign it into law this week.
- In case you missed it, The White House and U.S. Department of Treasury hosted a summit recently on ways to bring about long-term eviction reform by building on the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. NLIHC has a recap of the summit here.
- The Fayetteville City Council voted to move forward with placing a bond package on the ballot for voters to consider during the upcoming election. The bonds will include $12 million for affordable housing, as well as $60 million for public safety and $25 million for infrastructure: Fire and police facilities, sidewalks, affordable housing: Fayetteville proposes sweeping bond package | Carolina Public Press
- Buncombe County Commissioners are considering a resolution this week to create a Community Oversight Committee. If established, the committee will keep track of investments made from housing and land conservation bonds that will appear on the ballot this November. The proposed bonds include $40 million for affordable housing and $30 million for land conservation. Buncombe Co. plans to create Community Oversight Committee for housing, conservation bonds | MY40
- Haywood County is receiving $8 million in additional Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from HUD for affordable housing. The funding comes from the Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2022, which was passed by Congress last September. According to the county, “We’ve never had this much money to be able to put towards affordable housing.”: Haywood to receive substantial grant funding for affordable housing | Smoky Mountain News
- Charlotte’s Mayor, Vi Lyles was re-elected in last month’s local race. Affordable housing is one of her primary goals as she starts a new term: Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles talks affordable housing, transportation | WFAE 90.7
Reports, events, resources
- Event: NLIHC is hosting a national convening on Emergency Rental Assistance: A Path to a Permanent Program, 10/17 in Washington, D.C. with a livestream option
- Virtual event: NYU School of Medicine and The Health & Housing Consortium host Flipping the Script: A Teach-in on the Intersection of Mental Health and Homelessness, 8/17 @ 12:00pm
- Reminder – Webinar: NLIHC, NAEH, and CBPP present a weekly webinar series on Housing First, 8/15 – 9/26 @ 2:30pm.
- Across The Nation, Rising Prices And Increased Interest Rates Limit Access To Homeownership | Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies
- ‘We have nowhere to go’: Many face eviction during a crisis in affordable housing | NPR
- Rising rents add to college students’ scramble for affordable housing | Washington Post
- What Is the Financialization of Housing? | Shelterforce
- New Survey Finds Inflation, Housing Costs And Eviction Threats Hitting Minorities Hardest | Forbes
- Marc Andreessen ‘opposed affordable housing’ in his wealthy Silicon Valley town | New York Post
- Gainesville, Florida, Moves to End Single-Family Zoning | Bloomberg CityLab
- The Tech That Tries to Tackle NIMBYs | Bloomberg CityLab
- Three Challenges Facing The Affordable Housing Market—And How Industry Leaders Can Start Addressing Them | Forbes
- How the Foreclosure Rate in North Carolina Compares to the Nation | The Center Square