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Housing

Keep Housing Affordable

NETWORK opposes the Affordable Housing and Self-Sufficiency Act of 2012.   Read more

Green Building

NETWORK strongly supports individual, corporate and government actions that help support (or renew) healthy ecosystems. The homes in which we live tell much about our environmental values. NETWORK encourages incorporation of environmentally responsible ways of living, as these become available.

Housing Choice Vouchers

Today, federal rental assistance enables five million low-income households to afford modest homes. Three major programs, the largest of which is Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV), assist about 90% of these households. HCV requires that a share of new households admitted into the program include "extremely low-income," (although recent budgets have either cut or eliminated most programs assisting this group of people), meaning that their income may not exceed 30% of the local median.

National Housing Trust Fund

The National Housing Trust Fund is a source of funding for construction, acquisition and rehabilitation of (mostly) rental units for very-low and extremely low-income households. 

Extremely low-income households earn at or below 30% of the area median income (ami), and there are only 37 affordable units for every 100 households at that level.   This contributes to family homelessness.  

The National Housing Trust Fund was authorized in July 2008, but its funding sources were lost with the burst of the housing bubble.

The NHTF will create an e

Housing

HousingNETWORK believes that access to affordable, safe housing is an essential human right. The Catholic Bishops have taken a strong stand on this issue: “The magnitude of our housing crisis requires a massive commitment of resources and energy [and yet] federal spending for affordable housing and community development has become very uncertain.” (USCCB, February, 2011).

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