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The State of the Nation’s Housing 2018

The national homeownership rate rose in 2017 for the first time in 13 years despite the steady increase in home prices, a sign that low interest rates kept monthly housing costs affordable for new…

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How Economic Recovery Can Support Inclusive Outcomes in American Cities

With income inequality widening, households spending more of their income on housing, and homelessness rising, city leaders across America have been navigating economic recovery since the 2008…

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How National Data Can Help Tackle the Eviction Crisis

by Emily Peiffer
Financial instability and a shortage of affordable rental housing leave millions of US families struggling to pay rent and facing eviction. This crisis has long been rooted in…

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Denver’s Low-Income Homeowners Are Losing Ground, but Policies Can Help Stem That Loss

by Diana Elliott, Tanaya Srini, and Carl Hedman
Denver’s economy is thriving. The city’s unemployment rate (2.9 percent) is a percentage point lower than the national average, and wage and…

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Leveraging the HOME Investment Partnerships Program for Maximum Impact

The HOME Investment Partnerships Program provides formula grants to state and local governments to fund the construction, rehabilitation, and purchase of affordable housing for rent or homeownership…

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Keys to a Successful Affordable Housing Cross-Sector Collaboration

Partnering across sectors can improve outcomes, but collaborations can be bumpy. This qualitative study provides insight into what makes affordable housing collaborations successful, along with a…

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How Do Small-Area Fair Market Rents Affect Options Available to Voucher Holders?

In 2016, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) ruled that fair market rents (FMRs) should be set at the zip code level (small areas), rather than a across a metropolitan region, to…

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Five Homelessness Trends from 2017 and What They Could Mean for 2018

by Veronica Gaitán
In 2017, communities across the nation experienced a housing affordability crisis, high rental demand, a wave of major natural disasters, and tax uncertainty. According to the US…

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Reconnecting Health and Housing Policy: Preliminary Insights from Action Research in Memphis

by Joe Schilling
Memphis has a substandard housing problem and a housing affordability problem. According to the National Center for Healthy Housing, the Memphis metropolitan area ranked last for…

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How Can Comprehensive Plans Promote Better Community Outcomes?

Research shows that land-use regulations that supported comprehensive planning efforts throughout the United States often have been discriminatory. These regulations have allowed industrial…

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