Research

New County Health Report Highlights Alarming Health and Housing Trends

4.10.19

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute recently released their 2019 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Report, which illustrates the health impact of a wide range of factors heavily influenced by where people live including health behaviors, clinical care, physical environment, and social and environmental factors.

NLIHC Releases Annual Report The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes

3.29.19

On March 14, the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) released their annual report The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes. The report finds concrete evidence of an affordable housing crisis: there is a shortage of seven million (or fewer than 4 for every 10) affordable and available rental homes for extremely low-income renters. Furthermore, no state or major metropolitan area has enough rental housing for the nation’s lowest-income individuals and families.

CBPP Finds That Housing Agencies Generally Use All Available HCV Funding

3.6.19

A new report from the Center on Budget & Policy Priorities (CBPP) finds that housing agencies that administer Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) funds generally use all (or nearly all) of annual HCV funds appropriated by Congress to help low-income families afford housing, even in communities where families face significant challenges finding housing with a voucher.

HUD PD&R Research Focuses on Landlord Participation in the HCV Program

2.21.19

The Winter 2019 issue of Evidence Matters, a publication from HUD’s office of Policy Development and Research, focuses on research regarding landlord acceptance of Housing Choice Vouchers, the efforts to increase participation in the HCV program, and the implications of landlord participation for the housing choices of voucher households.

New Research From Freddie Mac Spotlights Underserved Markets

11.8.18
As part of Freddie Mac’s three-year Duty to Serve plan to help increase rental and homeownership opportunities in historically underserved markets and provide access to safe and affordable housing throughout the nation, the GSE’s Mutlifamily team will release eight reports this autumn that focus on the opportunities and challenges to providing affordable multifamily housing throughout the country.
 

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