RIHousing: Rhode Island’s new affordable housing online database now available. “The online searchable database, which went live in June, includes information on low-income rental units across the state, including contact information for developments, application information as available, and information relative to key populations a development may serve, such as residents who are elderly or disabled, or families impacted by domestic violence.”
University of Hawaii: New Oʻahu housing database to provide insight to residents, policymakers. “A public database listing all of Oʻahu’s subsidized and price-restricted housing units will be developed and maintained by the University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization (UHERO) in partnership with the City and County of Honolulu.”
University of Miami: Miami Affordability Project tool shows impacts of extreme heat. “At a launch event at HistoryMiami earlier this week, the Office of Civic and Community Engagement (CCE) at the University of Miami unveiled the Climate and Equity Mapping Platform (CAMP)… Among the tools included as part of CAMP is the newest iteration of CCE’s Miami Affordability Project (MAP), which offers users a powerful, data-driven mapping tool to identify areas of need for affordable housing and environmental justice investment.”
ABC News: As evictions loom, rent is ‘out of reach’ for most low-wage workers across US, report shows
ABC News: As evictions loom, rent is ‘out of reach’ for most low-wage workers across US, report shows. “When the pandemic hit the U.S. in March 2020, Schantayln Sherman, a single mother of a daughter with special needs, faced a series of medical and financial setbacks that left her unable to pay her rent. As she received rental assistance, Sherman said she tried to look for more affordable housing but that it was the ‘hardest thing’ because stock is low, demand is high, waitlists are long and restrictions in terms of credit scores and income levels are limiting.”
Phys .org: Updated legal maps show marginal change in U.S. state fair housing laws. “Two updated datasets published to LawAtlas.org today show minimal change in state fair housing laws and city nuisance property ordinances since 2017, in spite of the continued housing crisis in the United States.”
BusinessWire: New Online Mapping Tool Reveals 500 Million Square Feet of Public Land Potentially Usable for Affordable Housing (PRESS RELEASE)
BusinessWire: New Online Mapping Tool Reveals 500 Million Square Feet of Public Land Potentially Usable for Affordable Housing (PRESS RELEASE). “A new online tool, launched yesterday by the University of Miami with support from Citi, reveals roughly 500 million square feet – roughly the size of Manhattan – of underutilized, publicly owned land in Miami-Dade potentially suitable for the development of affordable housing.” This is only one area, of course, but what an interesting idea.