Tag: housing

Human Needs Report: Immigration, cabinet picks, the ACA and more

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February 6, 2017

Congress has been in session for just over a month now, and the Trump Administration is just a couple of weeks old. CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report, with a look at what they’ve been up to – and how advocates have responded – in what’s been a busy beginning Read More »

More than 1,300 groups tell Congress and Trump: Don’t take America backwards

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January 25, 2017

Earlier today, CHN and more than 1,300 national, state and local groups sent a powerful message to Congress and the Trump Administration: don’t harm low-income people or the programs they depend on. The news release about this action is below. To see a copy of the letter and a list of the signers, click here. To Read More »

Mr. Foreclosure goes to Washington

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January 20, 2017

When Colleen Ison-Hodroff’s husband bought a reverse mortgage on their fully-paid home through Financial Freedom, a subsidiary of OneWest, the broker assured the couple that Colleen could keep living there even if her husband passed away. Yet, just days after her husband’s funeral, Colleen received a notice that she had to immediately pay off the Read More »

Human Needs Report: the 115th Congress Begins

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January 17, 2017

The 115th Congress convened on Jan. 3 and hit the ground running. CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report, with a look at what Members have been working on in their first two weeks as they prepare for the swearing in of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United Read More »

People are not blight

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January 10, 2017

Editor’s note: Voices  for Human Needs is pleased to welcome guest authors James Grinnell, James Abro and Bret Stephenson. Their bios appear beneath this post. By James Grinnell, James Abro and Bret Stephenson In April 2016, Reno, Nevada began using a $1 million blight mitigation fund to restore parts of the city that had become Read More »

‘People recognize that we are in the fight of our lives’

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December 22, 2016

Editor’s note: Politico Pro recently interviewed CHN Executive Director Deborah Weinstein about what CHN expects and fears with the new Congress and incoming Administration. This is their published article. Remember that whether you are an individual or whether you represent a local, state or national organization, you can signify your support for CHN’s SAVE for Read More »

Don’t agonize — Organize!

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December 20, 2016

Last week, some 1,400 people from across the country signed up for a CHN-sponsored webinar entitled, The New Congress: How It Plans to Cut and How to Fight Back. The webinar featured U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, a Massachusetts Democrat who has led anti-hunger efforts in Congress; Ellen Teller, Director of Government Affairs for the Food Read More »

Human Needs Report: Trump’s Cabinet and what’s to come, averting a shutdown and more

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December 7, 2016

CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report, our regular newsletter on national policy issues affecting low-income and vulnerable populations. This edition includes articles on the stopgap spending measure in Congress to keep the government funded, President-elect Trump’s Cabinet picks, what to look for from the new Administration and more. See below for the full analysis and Read More »

Meet eight people committed to making change

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November 30, 2016

Editor’s note: This post was originally published by the White House on Medium on November 29. CHN is proud that our executive director Deborah Weinstein is featured in the post below as one of eight people committed to making change.  Faith and Community Partnerships Meet eight people who work with faith and community leaders across Read More »

Fact of the Week: Three in four extremely low income renters spend more than 50 percent of income on rent

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October 20, 2016

Housing costs eat up an exorbitant amount of low-income families’ budgets. A new report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) shows that three-quarters of extremely low income (ELI) renter households, defined as earning no more than 30 percent of their area’s median income or the federal poverty guideline, whichever is higher, spend more Read More »