President’s FY22 “Skinny” Budget Offers Substantial Increases
On April 9, President Biden released his blueprint for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget. The request is the first installment of the President’s budget plan. The $1.52 trillion budget request, a 16 percent increase in non-defense discretionary funding, is aimed at addressing inequality, disease and climate change, and it includes significant investments in Enterprise policy priorities.
Black Lives, and the Homes they Live in, Must Be Prioritized
Learn how anti-racist policy focused in the short term on the adequate and equitable allocation of rent and legal assistance can help BIPOC-led households avoid the disruption of an unplanned move, including the associated financial and psychological strain.
President Biden Signs American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Into Law
On March 11, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (H.R. 1319), a $1.9 trillion Covid-19 stimulus package designed to provide relief to American households, states and local governments, and businesses struggling with the health and economic toll of the pandemic.
Black Renters Entered Pandemic Facing Affordability Challenges
New analyses of recently released 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) data from the U.S. Census Bureau reveals how, even before the pandemic struck, lower-income Black households were the most likely to have housing affordability challenges.
Senate Appropriations Committee Releases FY2021 Spending Bills
This week the Senate Committee on Appropriations unveiled all twelve of its Fiscal Year 2021(FY21) spending bills, including the FY21 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture-FDA, and Financial Services General Government funding bills.