Affordable Housing

October 17, 2019

Robots are changing the world

Louisiana is the second-most vulnerable state to the loss of jobs to robotics, according to a new report from Oxford Economics. However, the Bayou state isn’t alone in the future displacement of workers by automations, as an estimated 20 million manufacturing jobs (8.5% of the global manufacturing workforce) could be displaced by industrial robots by 2030. Read more...

August 8, 2018

Impending “public charge” rule sparks fears in immigrant families

Advocates are gearing up for a fight against a proposed rule from President Donald Trump’s administration that would make major changes to a long-standing immigration law.

Number of the Day

7.9 million - Number of U.S. citizen children who could be impacted by the Trump administration’s proposed changes to the “public charge” rule because they live in families with at least one non-citizen.  (Source: Center for Law and Social Policy)
June 13, 2018

Budget cuts impact would be widespread

The budget bill passed by the Legislature in the waning minutes of the last special session includes across-the-board cuts to agencies and programs throughout state government that would wreak havoc on essential services.

Number of the Day

$16.16 - The hourly rate a Louisiana worker needs to afford a two-bedroom rental without spending more than 30 percent of their income on housing. (Source: National Low Income Housing Coalition)
September 1, 2017

Governors’ bipartisan health care plan

Gov. John Bel Edwards joined a bipartisan group of governors on a plan to stabilize and strengthen the individual health care market.

Number of the Day

4 - Percentage of jobs that are unfilled in the United States, pointing to need for policies like expanded apprenticeship programs and connecting people with criminal records to jobs. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics via The Brookings Institution)