Wednesday, January 23, 2019

How is the shutdown affecting federally-subsidized tenants?

The National Housing Law Project has put out a report explaining that while  many tenants in federally-subsidized housing are protected during the federal shutdown by long-term contracts and leases,  those whose contracts or leases expire during this shutdown are vulnerable.  

The report does not discuss how a loss of food stamps or other federal subsidies unrelated to housing will affect tenants' ability to pay their rent.  

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We need a state and city government response to this!

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