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.
A report by the National Housing Trust (NHT) and Energy Efficiency For All (EEFA) identifies 10 prominent strategies in use by state Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) to reduce operating expenses in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit) properties.
This VCU Wilder School report documents the geographic location of jobs generally available for households requiring low-cost housing in Richmond, VA.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
This HUD case study shows how San Francisco successfully utilized inclusionary zoning policies that ushered in more affordable housing options for its residents.
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.