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Research Finds Resident Satisfaction with LIHTC Housing

A report by Carolina Reid from the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at UC Berkeley, The Links Between Affordable Housing and Economic Mobility: The Experiences of Residents Living in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Properties, sheds new light on the experiences of tenants living in Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) housing. The report finds that tenants are generally satisfied with the housing stability, economic mobility, and access to education provided by LIHTC housing.  Read the report here.

Out of Reach 2018

A minimum-wage worker can't afford a 2-bedroom apartment anywhere in the U.S.

The Out of Reach report shows the Housing Wage for every state, metropolitan area, and county in the country. The Housing Wage is the hourly wage a full-time worker must earn to afford a modest rental home without spending more than 30% of his or her income on housing costs. The report compares the Housing Wage to average renter wages and minimum wages, as well as wages in the fast-growing occupations, nationally. The report also shows how many hours an individual must work each week for all 52 weeks per year at the prevailing minimum wage to afford a modest one- and two-bedroom apartment at the Fair Market Rent. Out of Reach 2018 also provides Housing Wages for ZIP codes in metropolitan areas.

2018 Fair Housing Trends Report

Making every neighborhood a place of opportunity

What Would it Take for Housing Subsidies to Overcome Affordability Barriers to Inclusion in All Neighborhoods

This paper, by Margery Austin Turner, Senior Vice President for Programming Planning and Management of the Urban Institute, originally presented at A Shared Future: Fostering Community of Inclusion in an Era of Inequality, a national symposium hosted by the Joint Center in April 2017, begins by noting that, while there are many benefits associated with moving to higher-opportunity neighborhoods, the voucher and tax credit programs that are currently the largest source of federal subsidies for affordable housing often fail to offer those opportunities to low-income families.  

The GAP - a Shortage of Affordable Homes

No state has an adequate supply of affordable rental housing for the lowest income renters.

Housing the Lowest Income People

An analysis of National Housing Trust Fund Draft Allocation Plans

The State of the Nation's Housing 2017

Summarizes key housing trends on an annual basis

Out of Reach 2017

No Refuge for Low Income Renters

Paycheck to Paycheck 2017

A snapshot of metropolitan affordability for school workers. Visit this page to search affordability for various occupations.

Housing Needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives in Tribal Areas

A Report From the Assessment of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Housing Needs

Assessment of American Indian and Alaska Native housing conditions in tribal areas.

Designing and Operating Homeownership Programs on Tribal Lands

A comprehensive overview of the steps required to create homeownership programs on tribal lands.

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Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

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