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News from 2019

Opinion: Democrats need to debate growing housing crisis

“While Beto O’Rourke and Gov. John Hickenlooper briefly raised the issue as an aside, none of the moderators asked about housing affordability and no one debated solutions to this growing crisis that is impacting both urban areas — including Detroit — as well as rural areas throughout the country.” – David M. Dworkin

First-time homebuyers are really struggling: National Housing Conference CEO

“When you look at new household formation and just normal obsolescence, we’re building a quarter of a million units less than we need just to break even every year. If you look at historic rates of homebuilding, it’s half a million a year, so that’s enormous amount of pressure that ends up getting put on rental markets.”- David M. Dworkin

Bill Seeks to Create ‘Neighborhood Homes’ Tax Credit

[Buzz] Roberts notes that the proposal has earned support from a variety of organizations, including Enterprise Community Partners, Habitat for Humanity, Local Initiatives Support Corp., Mortgage Bankers Association, National Association of Realtors, National Council of State Housing Agencies, National Housing Conference, and National NeighborWorks Association.

HOPE CU, Subsidiary Recognized For Advancing Affordable Housing

Hope Credit Union and Hope Enterprise Corporation were recognized with the 2019 Housing Visionary Award from the National Housing Conference during a gala here that recognized organizations and individuals making significant contributions toward advancing affordable housing.

Affordable housing starts with public-private unity

“50 years after the last national housing act was passed, much has changed, but not nearly enough. Today, we have the knowledge, experience and political skills necessary to solve America’s housing crisis.” – David M. Dworkin

Rep. Phillips Announces Bill to Make Federal Home Loans More Affordable

The bill has also been endorsed by the National Association of Real Estate Brokers, the Community Home Lenders Association, the National Housing Conference, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals and the National Consumer Law Center on behalf of its low-income clients.

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