Items Tagged with 'Low income'

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  • Senate Democrats unveil sweeping rent reform proposal

    Dems introduce act that could bring tax relief to renters
    Increasing rent prices leave many American families struggling to afford housing, but Senate Democrats have introduced new legislation to help alleviate that stress. The Rent Relief Act will award a refundable tax credit to renters that pay more than 30% of their gross income on rent, including utilities.
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  • Urban Institute calls out shortfalls in federal housing assistance

    Only 20% of those eligible for assistance receive it
    In a time when only one in five eligible renter households actually receive federal assistance, any reduction to federal funding for public housing or vouchers threatens the well-being of millions of low-income households, the Urban Institute claims in its new report. But the Urban Institute claims that despite the strong need, there are still “shortfalls” in federal housing assistance.
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  • Houston fights to insure low-income residents aren’t forgotten in hurricane recovery efforts

    Some residents were already one paycheck away from real trouble
    As Houston continues its recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey, which swept through South Texas in September this year, one organization said it is important to ensure those who are in most need of help, receive it. Even before the storm hit, some Houston residents were one paycheck away from real trouble.
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