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National Low Income Housing Coalition | Out of Reach: The High Cost of Housing 2020

On July 14, 2020, the National Low Income Housing Coalition released the 2020 edition of its annual report documenting the gap between renters’ incomes and the cost of housing.

GAO May 2020 Report on Rental Affordability and Housing Quality Challenges

This report by the U.S. General Accountability office considers trends in the U.S. rental housing market from 2001 to 2017.  The report analyzes the share of households that rent and their characteristics, the affordability of rental housing, and rental housing conditions.

FHFA Report to Congress 2019

On June 15, 2020, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) issued this report highlighting the actions the agency has taken related to the COVID-19 National Emergency. The document also provides an organizational overview of FHFA, discusses Dr. Calabria’s legislative recommendations, and reports on FHFA’s annual examinations of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Banks.

State Housing Finance Agency COVID-19 Notices and Statements

Statements, notices, and websites issued by state Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) regarding policies and processes developed in response to the COVID-19 situation, including compliance guidance, inspection processes, and notices of closures.

COVID-19 Housing Eviction Policy Scorecard

State and local governments along with HUD have issued partial emergency eviction and foreclosure moratoriums during the COVID-19 crisis. These emergency measures vary greatly in form and level of protection. The Eviction Lab and Emily Benfer of Columbia Law School have developed a policy scorecard for 50 states and the District of Columbia, distilling the contents of thousands of newly released legal documents into a clear set of 21 critical measures.

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation: Staying on Top of Coronavirus

While COVID-19 brings uncertainty, AHFC is determined to keep Alaskans safe and healthy. Find information on about AHFC mortgages, resources for public housing tenants, and tools for landlords. Learn more about how AHFC has modified operations to meet COVID-19 mandates while still fulfilling its mission.

Coronavirus Construction Limits: State-By-State Tracker

Currently, millions of Americans are required to stay at home to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. To ensure the safety and prosperity of their communities, governors and other authorities are allowing “essential” businesses to stay open. This dashboard, provided by JLC Online, tracks how states with a stay-at-home mandate classify Construction and Building Material Suppliers.

HUD Report: Understanding Whom the LIHTC Serves: Data on Tenants in LIHTC Units as of December 31, 2017

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published this report of demographic data about tenants living in Housing Credit properties, including race, ethnicity, family composition, age, income, use of rental assistance, disability status, and monthly rent burden. The publication of this data is required under the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008.

National Low Income Housing Coalition Report: “The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes, March 2020”

In its March 2020 report, “The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes,” the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) found that there are just 36 affordable and available rental homes for every 100 eligible low-income renter households nationwide. The report also highlights that 71 percent of the lowest-income renter households are severely cost-burdened, spending more than half of their incomes on housing, and at a high risk of experiencing eviction and homelessness. According to NLIHC, as housing disparities increase, states are less prepared to accommodate the demand for adequate, affordable homes for their lowest-income renters.