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HUD immigrant ban would raise program costs and put 55,000 children at risk of homelessness

By on May 16th, 2019

Raised program costs and 55,000 children facing homelessness are some of HUD’s expected results of a proposed rule that would deny all housing assistance to “mixed families” with at least one undocumented household member. HUD’s proposal, which was published last week in the Federal Register for public comment, applies to the Public Housing and Section … Continue reading HUD immigrant ban would raise program costs and put 55,000 children at risk of homelessness

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Nation’s largest affordable LGBT senior community opening in NYC

By on May 14th, 2019

A new community being built in New York City named Ingersoll Senior Residences (ISR) will be the largest affordable LGBT senior housing development in the country when it opens this summer. LGBT seniors face the same issues as many other seniors, such as limited mobility, growing health needs and fixed incomes. In addition, LGBT seniors … Continue reading Nation’s largest affordable LGBT senior community opening in NYC

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Circuit Court ruling protects homeless sleeping in public

By on May 7th, 2019

A federal court has ruled that local governments in nine western U.S. states cannot arrest people for sleeping on sidewalks or camping in public places. Last month, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower federal court ruling that says penalizing someone for sleeping in public violates the 8th Amendment’s ban on cruel … Continue reading Circuit Court ruling protects homeless sleeping in public

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Federal court overturns gun bans in Public Housing

By on April 30th, 2019

A federal District Court judge recently ruled that banning the lawful possession of firearms by Public Housing residents is unconstitutional. In a case brought against the East St. Louis Housing Authority (ESLHA), a Public Housing resident claimed that ESLHA’s restriction against tenants having firearms in their units violated her Second Amendment rights. The case was … Continue reading Federal court overturns gun bans in Public Housing

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HUD proposal would ban undocumented immigrants from housing

By on April 19th, 2019

The Trump administration proposed a rule this week that would prevent undocumented immigrants from receiving HUD housing assistance. Reportedly affecting about 25,000 households, this is the administration’s latest attempt to close off safety net benefits from immigrants; both documented and undocumented. As reported in The New York Times, the proposal would overturn what the Trump … Continue reading HUD proposal would ban undocumented immigrants from housing