The National Rural Housing Coalition released its 2017 impact report, Measuring the Economic and Human Impact of Nonprofit Organizations in Rural America, providing information and data to policy makers and the public on the impact nonprofit housing organizations have on their communities.
In this brief, the National Housing Conference explores the lessons learned from one of the major forms of federal assistance provided to combat the national foreclosure crisis.
This issue of the Housing Assistance Council's Rural Voices tackles the question "What is the future of housing finance in rural America?" from a variety of perspectives.
A report by David Cooper of the Economic Policy Institute, titled Balancing Paychecks and Public Assistance: How Higher Wages Would Strengthen What Government Can Do, finds that raising the federal minimum wage to $12 per hour by 2020 would reduce public assistance expenditures by $17 billion annually. The author suggests these savings could be used to strengthen the existing safety net of housing and other assistance programs.
Comparing the Costs of New Construction and Acquisition-Rehab In Affordable Multifamily Rental Housing: Applying a New Methodology for Estimating Lifecycle Costs
This research working paper uses the lifecycle cost methodology to compare the total cost of developing and maintaining multifamily affordable rental housing over a 50-year period using either acquisition-rehab or new construction.
This Lincoln Institute paper suggests that a better approach is to link Inclusionary Housing to the ongoing process of rezoning—either by the developer or by local government initiative—thus treating it explicitly as a vehicle for recapturing for public benefit some part of the gain in land value resulting from public action.
This Housing Opportunities Made Equal report outlines some clear differences in loan approval between white and minority borrowers in the City of Richmond.
A comprehensive database on national, state, and MSA statistics for categories such as economy, education, finance, health, politics, public workforce, transportation, and more.
A 2014 analysis by the Urban Institute investigating trends in mortgage credit accessibility, focusing mainly on the Real Denial Rate for low-credit profile applicants.
A 2013 report from Smart Growth America that surveys 17 studies from around the Nation comparing municipal costs of smarth growth development against conventional suburban development.