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Enterprise and JCHS: Projecting Trends in Severely Cost-Burdened Renters: 2015–2025

At last measure in 2013, over one in four renters, or 11.2 million renter households, were severely burdened by rents that took up over half their incomes.

Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University | The State of the Nation’s Housing 2015

One telling indicator of the state of the nation’s housing is the drop in the homeownership rate to just 64.5 percent last year, erasing nearly all of the increase in the previous two decades. The number of homeowners fell for the eighth straight year, signaling persistently weak demand in this key market segment. And the trend does not appear to be abating, with the national homeownership rate down to 63.7 percent in the first quarter of 2015.

Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University | America’s Rental Housing: Expanding Options for Diverse and Growing Demand

The decade-long surge in rental demand is unprecedented. In mid-2015, 43 million families and individuals lived in rental housing, up nearly 9 million from 2005—the largest gain in any 10-year period on record. In addition, the share of all US households that rent rose from 31 percent to 37 percent, its highest level since the mid-1960s.

National Low Income Housing Coalition | Out of Reach 2015

This edition of Out of Reach highlights some of the economic challenges facing low income renters, including lagging wages, inconsistent job growth, and the rising cost of living.

Representative Tiberi Statement to House Financial Services Committee on the Housing Credit

I would like to raise awareness of a critically important program that, although not within the jurisdiction of the Committee on Financial Services, is very often used to complement and strengthen a number of the affordable rental housing programs over which this Committee and Subcommittee does have jurisdiction.

Senator Maria Cantwell’s Press Advisory on Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Event in Seattle

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), joined by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland, Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson and the A.C.T.I.O.N. campaign will urge Congress to expand the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit.

NCSHA Comments to FHFA on Proposed Duty to Serve Rule

On behalf of the state Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) we represent, the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) thanks you for the opportunity to comment on the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) proposed Enterprise Duty to Serve Underserved Markets Rule (the “Duty to Serve rule”).

ACTION Campaign Sign-On Letter to Congress on Expanding the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit

Leaders from both sides of the aisle, including President Obama and House Speaker Ryan, recognize that persistent poverty is both destructive to families and a barrier to our nation’s economic growth. We need affirmative policy solutions to prevent people from falling through the cracks if we are to expand opportunity and improve our economic well-being.

NCSHA Comments to HUD on FHA-HFA Risk-Sharing Program Proposed Rule

The FHA-HFA Risk-Sharing Program is an important tool in financing affordable multifamily housing. We commend HUD for proposing changes to the program to improve its functionality, better align it with current industry and HUD policies and practices, and provide greater flexibility for program participants.

The Office of Senator Maria Cantwell | Addressing the Challenges of Affordable Housing and Homelessness: The Housing Tax Credit

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit is an important tool that drives private sector investment in affordable housing for families and the homeless. However, as this report demonstrates, the demand for this program far outstrips the need. That is why Senator Cantwell, alongside a coalition of over 1,300 organizations, will be proposing a 50% increase in resources for this program, enough to build another 400,000 affordable homes over the next 10 years.