• June 16, 2017

    Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) released today its annual report, The State of the Nation’s Housing 2017. This year's report highlights an uneven housing recovery one decade after the onset of the Great Recession -- with prices, housing demand, and construction activity up, but tight supply and increasing costs adding to affordability pressures. The report also demonstrates that the extent of the recovery differs significantly by metropolitan area (see figure below) and by neighborhoods, which are becoming more economically segregated.

  • June 16, 2017

    The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) released last week its annual Out of Reach report which documents the gap between renters’ wages and the cost of rental housing across the nation. According to the report, there is no state, metropolitan area, or county in the country where a full-time minimum wage worker can afford a modest two-bedroom rental home.

  • June 13, 2017

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Monday announced Anne Hazlett will lead the Rural Development agencies at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Hazlett’s title will be assistant to the secretary for Rural Development, a new position created in keeping with Secretary Perdue’s announcement to reorganize USDA and elevate Rural Development.

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