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Missouri could make housing policy more fair – here’s how

While some of Section 8 funding is still project based, much of that money is now distributed through what is called Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs).
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In order to afford a modest, two-bedroom apartment at fair market rent in Missouri, full-time workers need to earn $16.00 per hour. This is Missouri’s 2019 Housing Wage, revealed in the national Out of Reach report, jointly released this week by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) and Empower Missouri.  Out of Reach 2019...
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The major take-away for me from the 2019 Legislative Session is the importance of working in coalition with others for evidence-based public policies.
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Join our Affordable Housing Coalition call to stay updated on affordable housing in the state of Missouri.
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The National Low Income Housing Coalition’s newly released report, The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes 2019, finds a housing shortage of nearly seven million affordable and available rental homes for our nation’s extremely low-income renter households. In the state of Missouri, we are about 199,000 units short of meeting the need for affordable and accessible...
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795,000 PEOPLE REMAIN IN POVERTY, WITH 1.9 MILLION NEAR POOR Many working families struggle to make ends meet, while threats to SNAP, housing and Medicaid could increase hardship While poverty declined in Missouri from 14 percent in 2016 to 13.4 percent last year, large numbers of low-income households paid so much for rent that they...
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Invite Members to Participate in November 17 “Twitter Storm” at 1 p.m. Empower Missouri and the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) have joined the Clean Budget Coalition—a group of more than 200 organizations—to urge Congress and the White House to adopt a “clean budget.” We ask them to reject harmful policy riders that could...
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