- Congressional Democrats are still negotiating over cuts to the Build Back Better plan that will drastically reduce the topline number. Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee sent a letter calling on President Biden and congressional leaders to ensure housing provisions remain intact. The letter was signed by every Democratic Member of the House Financial Services Committee, including NC Representative Alma Adams.
- NLIHC released a statement calling for affordable housing investments for people most in need to be saved in the “Build Back Better Act”.
- On Thursday, the Senate voted to extend the government’s borrowing authority into December and temporarily avert an unprecedented federal default.
- Under a new rule from HUD, tenants in subsidized public housing cannot be evicted for nonpayment without providing them 30 days’ notice AND information about available federal emergency rental assistance.
North Carolina updates
- North Carolina budget negotiations are underway between Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican leadership of the General Assembly. Legislative leaders received a budget counter-offer from Governor Cooper last week and are working on their own counter-offer in response.
- The Raleigh N&O released a primer on the state budget: What you need to know about the status of the NC state budget in 2021 vs. 2019.
- The NC QAP Draft Appendix B is now available on the Agency website. NCHFA continues to welcome feedback on the First Draft 2022 Qualified Allocation Plan. Deadline to submit comments is October 15, 2021. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The federal eviction moratorium expired a little over two months ago. Advocates across the state camped out to protest the eviction crisis: Community Groups Join Housing Activists to Call Attention to Evictions Crisis | INDY Week
- The revised N.C. energy bill is better, but it should do more to stem climate change | Raleigh N&O
- The burgeoning tech scene in Raleigh, North Carolina, is fueling a sizzling housing market where house hunters offer tens of thousands over asking price to win brutal bidding wars | Business Insider
- New housing developments spur growth in Nash County | WRAL
- NLIHC call Tuesday afternoon @ 2:30pm with House Financial Services Committee Chair Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Representative Ritchie Torres (D-NY) to talk about protecting the critical housing investments in the “Build Back Better Act.”
- Public Housing Plagued by Disrepair, Failed Inspections | Pittsburgh Post Gazette
- This year marks the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Native American Housing and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) | Enterprise Community Partners
- What Do Runaway Home Prices Mean For The US? | Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
- Long Waitlists for Housing Vouchers Show Pressing Unmet Need for Assistance | Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
- Upcoming housing-related candidate forums:
- Durham City Council Candidate Forum, hosted by The Coalition for Affordable Housing and Transit on Monday, Oct. 18 from 12:00-1:15 pm. Click here for the virtual meeting link.
- Garner Council Candidate Forum, hosted by Habitat Wake and WakeUP Wake County on Wednesday, Oct. 13th from 6:00-7:30 pm. Garner residents click here to register.
- Holly Springs Council Candidate Forum, hosted by Habitat Wake and WakeUP Wake County on Thursday, Oct. 14th from 6:00-8:00 pm. Holly Springs residents click here to register.
- Apex Council Candidate Forum, hosted by Habitat Wake and WakeUP Wake County on Monday, October 18th from 6:00-7:30 pm. Apex residents click here to register.