Feds Offer Greater Flexibility to Use ARPA Money for Housing

Feds Offer Greater Flexibility to Use ARPA Money for Housing

Big cities and counties have already allocated billions of federal Covid-19 relief dollars to housing. Now, the Biden administration is taking new steps to spur the development of additional affordable housing units at a time of rapidly rising rents and home prices. The US Treasury Department has released guidance giving state and local governments more … Read more

Who Will Win the Debate Over Whether ARPA is Working?

Who Will Win the Debate Over Whether ARPA is Working?

President Biden’s lead advisor on the American Rescue Plan Act, at a gathering of county officials in Denver this past week, rejected growing claims from congressional Republicans that there are significant problems with wasteful spending of the $350 billion in state and local aid provided under the pandemic relief law. “I think that the criticisms … Read more