I've spent a lot of time over the past day or two reading about the stimulus bill compromise and trying to dig up details. And I'm kind of burnt out on it, and just about everything else, for the moment.
But for those of you who may be interested in a belated update to the Man the Phones post, the stimulus bill, according to the information that has been trickling in, has a very decent amount of money in it for affordable housing. Folks are quibbling about how it will be distributed, who will benefit most, and how fast it will (or can) be spent -- but at the end of the day there is a lot in there. Here's a link to the senate finance committee's summary of the general provisions, and a link from the National Low Income Housing Coalition that focuses on housing.
Also going on is a great conference on housing and community development issues hosted by NYU's Furman Center in collaboration with the MacArthur and Rockefeller foundations. There is live blogging at the Next American City website.