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U.S. Census Bureau: The Nation’s Older Population Is Still Growing, Census Bureau Reports

The Nation’s Population Is Becoming More Diverse The Nation's Median Age Continues to Rise

JUNE 22, 2017 — The nation’s population has a distinctly older age profile than it did 16 years ago, according to new U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released today.

New detailed estimates show the nation’s median age — the age where half of the population is younger and the other half older — rose from 35.3 years on April 1, 2000, to 37.9 years on July 1, 2016.

“The baby-boom generation is largely responsible for this trend,” said Peter Borsella, a demographer in the Population Division. “Baby boomers began turning 65 in 2011 and will continue to do so for many years to come.”

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NeighborWorks America: New Northeast Regional Vice President

It gives me great pleasure to announce the appointment of Joan Straussman Brandon as Regional Vice President, Northeast Region for NeighborWorks America.

Joan Straussman Brandon, new regional VP of NeighborWorks America's northeast region Joan will oversee NeighborWorks America's operations in a 10-state area from Maine to Delaware, as well as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. She will support the important work of the region's 70 network member organizations as well as direct our local partnership and collaboration efforts. Joan will lead an experienced team of 13 professionals from offices in New York City and Boston who are actively engaged with our network members in their communities.

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JCHS: Growing Demand and Tight Supply are Lifting Home Prices and Rents, Fueling Concerns about Housing Affordability

CAMBRIDGE, MA – A decade after the onset of the Great Recession, the national housing market has, by many measures, returned to normal, according to the latest State of the Nation’s Housing report, being released today by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. Housing demand, home prices, and construction volumes are all on the rise, and the number of distressed homeowners has fallen sharply. However, along with strengthening demand, extremely tight supplies of both for-sale and for-rent homes are pushing up housing costs and adding to ongoing concerns about affordability. At last count in 2015, the report notes, nearly 19 million US households paid more than half of their incomes for housing.

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NLIHC: HUD Nominations

May 01, 2017

President Trump Nominates Pamela Patenaude as HUD Deputy Secretary 

The White House announced on April 28 its intention to nominate Pamela Patenaude to be deputy secretary of HUD. Ms. Patenaude is currently the president of the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America’s Families. Previously, she served as the director of the Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission.

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Enterprise: Congress Reaches Deal on FY17 Spending Bill

May 1, 2017

Posted By: Clay Kerchof

Over the weekend, top congressional leaders and appropriators came to a bipartisan compromise on government funding for the remainder of the fiscal year, averting a government shutdown. The legislative text for the remaining eleven fiscal year (FY) 2017 appropriations bills that had not yet been finalized was released early Monday morning. Given its bipartisan nature, the omnibus package will likely be passed and signed into law before the end of the week when the current weeklong continuing resolution expires on May 5.

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NLIHC: Take Action! Join Advocates in Urging Congress to Fund Affordable Housing Investments for the Remainder of FY2017

Take Action! Join Advocates for Today's Twitterstorm & Next Week's National Call-In Day

Tell your members of Congress to pass final spending bills for FY17 before the April 28 deadline and to protect affordable housing investments.

Lawmakers must pass spending bills by April 28 to avoid a government shutdown. Failure to pass full spending bills puts vital investments in affordable housing and community development at risk. By participating in today's twitterstorm and a national call-in day on April 26, you can urge Congress to pass a clean budget and protect critical investments.

Twitterstorm Today at 3pm ET

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On Behalf Of: MAKE ROOM, Let's Get Housing on the Agenda

The conventions are over. Candidates up and down the ballot are out on the campaign trail making promises and asking for votes. Will affordable housing be on their agenda?

Let’s join forces to make sure that it is. You are officially invited to become a strategic partner in the campaign to send Congress 1 Million Messages and make housing a can't-ignore issue. As an advocate, you know that our nation is facing a housing affordability crisis of record proportions. Too many Americans can’t make rent or mortgage today, and Congress has done little to ease this growing burden.

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Flood insurance and housing affordability

By: Kristen Walsh

Last month, President Obama signed a flood insurance relief bill which will help make flood insurance more affordable for homeowners. The "Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2013" is a response to increased flood insurance premiums that were unaffordable to homeowners living in high-risk areas for floods. These increased premiums came into effect after the government’s flood insurance program was revamped in 2012.

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Joint Center for Housing Studies releases annual report

Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies yesterday afternoon released their annual housing report, The State of the Nation's Housing 2013. A live webcast featuring a panel of housing experts accompanied the release, briefly discussing the major themes running throughout the report. This year the focus was largely on housing affordability, specifically for low- to moderate-income Americans. The report raises concerns about the growing number of severely cost burdened households nationwide, falling rates of homeownership, a shortage of affordable housing, and weak income growth.

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