Research Tags: Fiscal Impact

Hardest Hit Fund’s Greatest Hits

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.

Balancing Paychecks and Public Assistance: How Higher Wages Would Strengthen What Government Can Do

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.

Inclusionary Housing, Incentives, and Land Value Recapture

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.

Governing Data

A comprehensive database on national, state, and MSA statistics for categories such as economy, education, finance, health, politics, public workforce, transportation, and more.