Research Tags: Rental Housing

Rental Housing Discrimination on the Basis of Mental Disabilities: Results of Pilot Testing

Rental Housing Discrimination on the Basis of Mental Disabilities: Results of Pilot Testing finds that when compared to people without mental disabilities, those persons who are living with mental disabilities receive fewer responses to their rental inquiries, are informed of fewer available units, and are less likely to be invited to contact the housing provider. In addition, HUD’s study found that they are less likely to be invited to tour an available unit, are more likely to be steered to a different unit than the one advertised, and are treated differently depending on their type of disability.

New Jersey Future Assessment of the NJ LIHTC Program

To evaluate whether those changes had their intended effect, New Jersey Future compared affordable housing projects that received federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) between 2005 and 2012 with projects that received credits between 2013 and 2015, after the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA), which administers the tax credits, made significant changes to the criteria it uses to award them.

The Effects of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)

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.

Understanding the Small and Medium Multifamily Housing Stock

This Enterprise report finds that small and medium multifamily housing -- properties with between two and 49 units -- provides 54 percent of the U.S.’s rental housing stock, which means that its preservation and expansion is a critical part of ending housing insecurity.

The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes

The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes highlights the critical housing needs of the nation’s lowest income households. More than 11.4 million extremely low income renter households in the U.S, whose income is no greater than 30% of their area median income (AMI) or the poverty guideline, face a shortage of 7.4 million affordable and available rental homes. Nationally, only 35 affordable homes are available for every 100 ELI renter households. A shortage exists in every state and major metropolitan area.

Paycheck to Paycheck: More than Housing

This research note expands on the Paycheck to Paycheck 2016 analysis and explores the context in which these salaries are being earned by examining household spending on a variety of items. Households must balance their spending on housing with their spending on other key household needs, such as transportation and healthcare. The lowest income households face the greatest challenges in balancing these competing needs.