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National Low Income Housing Coalition | The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes 2019

Published on March 20, 2019
National Low Income Housing Coalition | The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes 2019

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) reports a shortage of seven million available and affordable rental homes for America’s extremely low-income (ELI) renters in its annual report, “The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes 2019,” released on March 14. This shortage leaves only 37 available and affordable homes for every 100 ELI renter households. NLIHC found that no state or major metropolitan area has an adequate supply of rental housing for its poorest renters. Nevada is experiencing the greatest shortage, with only 19 units for every 100 ELI renter households, while Wyoming has the lowest shortage, with 66 units available per 100 ELI households. The report also examines the racial disparities among renters and the benefits of affordable homes for ELI communities.

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