Category: Housing Data

5 Facts About Hunger You Should Know
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5 Facts About Hunger You Should Know

For a lot of us, the biggest stress around mealtime is deciding what to eat, never doubting that we will eat again. But for more than 42 million Americans, the next meal isn’t a sure thing. 1.  “Hunger” and “food insecurity” are not the same. You may have heard these two words used interchangeably, but they...

April 2, 2017April 21, 2017by
Affordable housing in safe neighborhoods: Four lessons for success
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Affordable housing in safe neighborhoods: Four lessons for success

Last year, HUD issued new rules advancing its mandate to “affirmatively further fair housing.” These rules require cities and counties that receive HUD dollars to expand affordable housing in neighborhoods that now exclude low-income families and families of color. Doug Massey’s terrific new book, Climbing Mount Laurel, offers four lessons about why that goal makes sense and how to...

March 27, 2017April 21, 2017by
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Study Finds Low Income Housing Has No Effect on Nearby Home Values

A study by Cheryl Young of Trulia found that low income housing funded by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) did not impact the value of nearby homes. Her analysis included 3,083 LIHTC developments in 20 of the least affordable housing markets. Her study disproves the belief that low income housing necessarily reduces nearby...

March 27, 2017March 27, 2017by
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Federal Housing Expenditures Disproportionately Benefit Higher Income Homeowners

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ (CBPP) updated Chart Book: Federal Housing Spending is Poorly Matched to Need continues to show how federal housing expenditures disproportionately benefit higher income homeowners, and leaves 75% of qualified low income renters without housing assistance. Seven million households with incomes greater than $200,000 received a larger share of...

March 27, 2017March 27, 2017by
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Low-Wage Workers Face Affordable Housing Challenges

An analysis by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, titled Many Full-Time Workers Face Housing Affordability Problems, finds the median full-time wage in low paying occupations is not high enough for a worker to afford a modest one-bedroom apartment. The median annual earnings of a full-time Home Health Aide in San Diego,...

March 27, 2017March 27, 2017by