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U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, a Washington Democrat and the chair of the Progressive Caucus, speaks at a press event, joining about 100 tenant advocates to call on the Federal Housing Finance Agency to bolster tenant protections and rent regulations on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023. (Samantha Dietel/States Newsroom)

‘Out of control’: Advocates rally in D.C. calling for action on housing crisis

BY: - November 15, 2023

CORECTION: An earlier version of this report misspelled the name of Iris Espada. WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, a Washington state Democrat, joined about 100 tenant advocates at a press event outside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday to demand action on the housing crisis. Jayapal, who chairs the Congressional Progressive Caucus, called on the […]

Ousted Little Rock housing commissioners claim breach of due process; judge will rule by December

BY: - October 31, 2023

A Pulaski County circuit judge will decide by early December whether Little Rock officials denied due process to two former members of the governing board of the city’s public housing agency in September. Six of the city’s 10 directors voted Sept. 26 to remove Leta Anthony and Lee Lindsey from the Metropolitan Housing Alliance’s board […]

From left: Metropolitan Housing Alliance commissioners Karen Buchanan, Bruce James and Kerry Wright and executive director Ericka Benedicto meet Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023.

Little Rock housing authority dissolves nonprofit board in effort to complete financial audit

BY: - October 25, 2023

The governing board of Little Rock’s public housing agency dissolved the board of an affiliated nonprofit Wednesday in an effort to fix problems that have brought the agency under local and federal scrutiny. The three commissioners at the federally-funded Housing Authority of the City of Little Rock, known as the Metropolitan Housing Alliance, voted unanimously […]

Little Rock directors pick two new housing commissioners amid lawsuit from ousted members

BY: - October 18, 2023

The Little Rock board of directors appointed two new members to the governing board of the city’s federally-funded public housing authority Tuesday. The five-member board of commissioners at the Housing Authority of the City of Little Rock, known as the Metropolitan Housing Alliance, now has a quorum of three members and can conduct business at […]

Metropolitan Housing Alliance board meeting

Little Rock public housing board preps for removal vote by acquiring legal counsel

BY: - September 21, 2023

Little Rock’s federally-funded public housing authority board voted Thursday to allow the agency’s lawyer to represent commissioners who want counsel ahead of a likely vote by city government to remove them next week.  The attorney also hinted at potential litigation against the city if members of the housing authority board are removed from office. Kerry […]