This Terwilliger Foundation report reveals the striking imbalance of current federal housing assistance, where most of the benefits accrue to higher income households. It notes that the median income of homeowner households ($68,797) is more than double the median income of renter households ($33,784), but renters receive none of benefits of mortgage-related tax expenditures and most of these expenditures go to higher income homeowners.
This Urban Institute report synthesizes recent studies on the complexities of how blight affects the health of individuals and neighborhoods while offering a blend of policy and program recommendations to help guide communities in taking a more holistic and coordinated approach, such as expanding the use of health impact assessments, tracking health outcomes, and infusing public health into housing policies, codes and practices.
As federal tax reform looms, there is growing uncertainty surrounding the future of LIHTC. In contemplation of debate about these possible changes, this NYU Furman Center brief explores what we know about who LIHTC serves and what research has shown about the impact of the program.
The Case for Increased Federal Investments in Affordable Housing - a report by the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding.
This 2014 Housing Assistance Council report explores the state of housing for seniors in rural America using demographic and market data, and it offers resources and recommendations for addressing the challenges identified.
NLIHC's new report Housing Spotlight: The Long Wait for a Home is about Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs) and Public Housing waiting lists.
A study published in Housing Policy Debate by Michael Lens and Vincent Reina found that project-based Section 8 properties with rent restrictions expiring between 2011 and 2020 are on average in higher opportunity neighborhoods than properties supported by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), vouchers, and public housing.
The White House released a Housing Development Toolkit outlining a host of policy changes and other regulatory fixes it says will reverse decline and encourage developers to set aside more of their projects for affordable housing.
This Center for American Progress issue brief provides an analysis of the areas of opportunity for improving access to credit in rural communities gleaned from discussions in a roundtable convened by the White House Rural Council and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Housing Service.
This Urban Institute white paper examines the benefits of the Moving to Opportunity program.