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Housing Research & Analysis

National Low Income Housing Coalition | The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Rental Homes

The 2017 report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) measures the availability of rental housing affordable to extremely low income households and other income groups.

CohnReznick 2017 Housing Credit Equity Volume Survey

CohnReznick provides analysis of the Housing Credit equity market, including pricing and volume, during 2017.

S&P Global | U.S. Municipal Housing Sector Outlook 2018

S&P Global Ratings’ 2018 outlook for the U.S. public finance (USPF) housing sector in 2018 is stable, with some limited exceptions. The industry begins 2018 breathing a sigh of relief that the final version of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the Tax Act) maintained tax-exempt private activity bonds, the lifeblood of

Urban Institute | The Case for More, Not Less: Shortfalls in Federal Housing Assistance and Gaps in Evidence for Proposed Policy Changes

This report provides an overview of the current landscape of housing assistance, its central role in the safety net, and the evidence on contemporary policy proposals.

Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University | America’s Rental Housing 2017

After a decade of broad-based growth, renter households are increasingly likely to have higher incomes, be older, and have children.

HUD | Worst Case Housing Needs: 2017 Report to Congress

This report—the 16th in a longstanding series—provides national data and analysis of the critical problems facing low-income renting families.

Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University | The State of the Nation’s Housing 2017

Addressing the scale and complexity of need requires a renewed national commitment to expand the range of housing options available for an increasingly diverse society.

HUD | Understanding Whom the LIHTC Program Serves

In 2008, Congress passed the Housing and Economic Recovery Act (HERA), requiring each state housing finance agency (HFA) that administers the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) to submit certain demographic and economic information on tenants in LIHTC units to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) according to standards determined by the Secretary

The National Low Income Housing Coalition | Out of Reach 2017

Across the nation, millions of America’s families are struggling to pay their rent each month. Growing numbers of low income seniors, people with disabilities, families with children, and other vulnerable people have more month than money. NLIHC’s annual report, Out of Reach, documents the gap between renters’ wages and the cost of rental housing.