Very Low Income Housing Help

"Affordable housing" means different things to different people-- different strategies are needed to ensure that housing is affordable to average households than are needed to provide housing for our very poorest residents. Providing more market rate and workforce housing might make the overall housing affordability situation better, but the very poor will still need additional help.  The federal government has started a new program to help those in the greatest need.

The National Housing Trust Fund is a new affordable-housing program, one that creates permanently affordable housing for extremely low-income households.

Julián Castro, Secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, announced that $174 million in allocations for the National Housing Trust Fund would be available soon.
— Kriston Capps, City Lab