U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

A group of people in white shirts holding a banner that says "The Rent Is Too Damn High."

‘Out of control’: Advocates rally in D.C. calling for action on housing crisis

BY: - November 15, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, a Washington state Democrat, joined about 100 tenant advocates at a press event outside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday to demand action on the housing crisis. Jayapal, who chairs the Congressional Progressive Caucus, called on the Federal Housing Finance Agency to bolster tenant protections and rent regulations. The People’s […]

A child's swingset seen in front of a brick building with with boarded-up windows.

Couch, car or curb: Defining which young person is ‘homeless’ affects aid state by state

BY: - August 17, 2023

The spectrum of youth homelessness is vast. It includes young children sleeping with their mothers in crowded shelters and families living in tent encampments in public parks. There are teenage runaways who have fled abusive homes to live on the streets and kids who spend their nights hidden in cars or abandoned buildings. But youth […]

The U.S. Capitol in the background, with the rotunda rising. IN the foreground, a cyclist rides and several people walk in front of the building.

LGBTQ project funding in two states stripped by U.S. House Republicans from spending bill 

BY: - July 18, 2023

WASHINGTON — In a tense meeting marked by Democratic charges of hatred and bigotry, Republicans on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee voted Tuesday to strip funding for three LGBTQ community projects, just weeks after they included the money in the annual transportation and housing spending bill. At one point, Rep. Andy Harris, a Maryland Republican […]

A man sits in front of a fence.

‘Victim blaming:’ Homeless, homeless advocates criticize new anti-loitering law

BY: - June 22, 2023

To Heather Pritchett, she was just “sissy.” To Charles Earle, she was an extraordinary friend. Tiffany Denise Pritchett, a woman who experienced homelessness in Birmingham, Alabama, was a truly special person, they said.  “She was a good person in a bad situation,” Earle said in an interview.  Her younger sister Heather Pritchett said that though […]