America's Housing Crisis

Article Published by Governing

By Gregory Heller

As the pandemic surged across America, Congress and the White House made available more than $75 billion to support at-risk renters and homeowners, and even more in flexible relief funds that could be used for housing aid. The housing programs that state and local governments have rolled out to distribute these new funds have represented a stark divergence from traditional, decades-old housing approaches, and have brought together housing and disaster recovery experts to build and sustain them.

In responding to the pandemic, state and local governments quickly put in place new program infrastructure to distribute housing aid with flexibility and expediency. Guidehouse expert Gregory Heller explains the importance of building on these new programs for the future.

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