Community Development Block Grants and "BUILD" infrastructure grants are among the programs the appropriations legislation proposes spending levels for.
The findings are part of Gallup's latest Economy and Personal Finance poll.
Critics of the mandate warn home prices will escalate.
The proposal plans to reinvest in public housing and the 2.2 million lowest-income seniors, people with disabilities, families with children, and other individuals who live in public housing.
At least 16 states debated bills to regulate the short-term rental industry this year. Only one, Indiana’s, was signed into law.
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"I suspect we may be asking ourselves: 'How can we use all this money?'" Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said as he touted the program, created in last year's tax overhaul.
“We all know that current federal funding comes nowhere close to meeting the demand,” said Eve O’Toole, Holland and Knight local government group co-leader. “And we’re seeing those costs shifted to local government.”
Per capita spending ranges from $3 to $34 across states.
How did states fare?
Many neighborhoods with single-family homes have seen little or no new construction since they were built in the middle of the last century.
Based on the latest Menino Survey of Mayors, it’s “not just a coastal problem, but a problem everywhere.”
New research highlights a lack of "systematic evaluation."
In addition to Housing and Urban Development Continuum of Care grants, officials encouraged more state, local and private funding.
Veterans homelessness was effectively ended in Tennessee’s fourth most-populous city. But some vets are now back out on the streets.
In their inauguration speeches, Marty Walsh and Bill de Blasio discuss what may be the the most difficult policy challenge U.S. city halls are facing.
Ted Wheeler says that if the HUD secretary thinks government should take a passive role, he “should step aside and allow someone up to the task to lead.”
HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s team said communal response needs to be scaled, particularly in major West Coast cities, but without addressing where federal funding fits in.
FEMA’s administrator envisions state and local governments taking control of reconstruction and resilience with federal support.
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