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

Published on March 10, 2020
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 extremely 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.

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