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How New Jersey’s new affordable housing law aims to ease the housing crisis

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The new law lets municipalities know exactly how much affordable housing they have to build. It’s an approach that states are increasingly trying in an effort to pressure local governments to increase affordable options.

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An Indigenous Community Land Trust Is Creating Housing Through #LandBack

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Now, through a unique legal model, it’s creating housing for former foster youth on its ancestral land. In Eureka, California, the Wiyot tribe has seen historic urban Indigenous land return victories.

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What is Market-Rate Housing?

NLC (National League of Cities)

Defining Market-Rate Housing Market-rate housing refers to non-subsidized properties that are rented or owned by those who pay market-rate rents or who paid market value to purchase the property. Unlike subsidized affordable housing, market-rate housing does not confer special government benefits.

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Filling The Accessible Housing Gap For Disabled People Of Color

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New developments are prioritizing affordable, accessible housing for a population that’s uniquely vulnerable to housing discrimination.

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Why is it so hard to build housing near transit stops?

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Two recent studies look at the obstacles to building more apartments and other dense housing options near transit to address environmental, urban development and housing goals.

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What is Permanent Supportive Housing?

NLC (National League of Cities)

Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) refers to providing affordable housing with voluntary supportive services to address homelessness. PSH is considered a Housing First principle, meaning there are no preconditions (e.g., for program participants to access housing. sobriety, enrollment in mental health services, etc.)

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States turn to Medicaid to tackle housing insecurity

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Section 1115 Medicaid waivers can help states reduce health inequities by covering housing costs and providing meal support for vulnerable populations.

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