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‘The Last Will Be First’: National Infrastructure Bank’s Plan for Failed Jackson Water System

HR 3339, a current bill in Congress, would create a $5-trillion National Infrastructure Bank to finance projects that federal, state and local governments cannot. This plan would allow Mississippi to receive up to $47 billion over 10 years to cover all infrastructure improvements, including roads, bridges, levees and dams, affordable housing, public transport and more, Alphecca Muttardy writes.

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Catherine Street Apartment Evictions Paused For Last Time

The Oktibbeha County Chancery Court has given residents like Elecia Brooks one last reprieve from eviction, a move activists hope will give them enough time to secure affordable housing. But larger problems in Mississippi’s housing market loom over the paused evictions.

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In Mississippi, Research Shows Economic and Racial Justice Begins with Affordable Housing

Across Mississippi, more than 41 percent of all renters are cost-burdened, defined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development as paying more than 30 percent of household income toward housing costs and, as a result, having “difficulty affording necessities such as food, clothing, transportation and medical care.” More than one out of every five renter households in Mississippi is extremely cost-burdened, defined as paying more than 50 percent of household income toward housing costs.

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