National Rental Home Council names new executive leadership | 2018-03-22

The National Rental Home Council, a trade group made up of single-family rental home owners and operators, announced this week that it elected a new executive leadership team. The group was founded in March 2014, with a goal of increasing education about the professionally managed single-family rental industry and advocating for the benefits brought by the…

Former executive director of Michigan housing commission jailed for stealing HUD funds | 2018-03-22

The former executive director of the St. Clair Housing Commission in Michigan was sentenced earlier this week to more than three years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing Department of Housing and Urban Development money that was supposed to be used to provide housing to low-income families. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for…

House Democrats submit amendments for HUD budget | 2018-03-12

House Democrats are fighting against the proposed budget set forth in finance committee with 14 proposed amendments to various areas of housing and other funding. During the House Financial Services Committee markup to consider the committee’s Budget Views and Estimates for Fiscal Year 2019, Democrats offered several amendments when it comes to funding the U.S.…

Workers in this field are the least likely to have health insurance

For these people, being employed in a risky line of work doesn’t lead to getting better benefits. More than half of roofers nationwide (50.5%) don’t have health insurance, according to an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data from career website Zippia. Other professions in the construction industry carry similarly high non-insured rates: Only…