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Publications in this section focus on increasing awareness and addressing the housing needs of working families. The Center’s research in this area highlights a range of strategies to preserve and expand rental and homeownership opportunities for moderate-income working families, including employer-assisted housing, rental housing preservation, inclusionary zoning, shared equity homeownership, and the co-location of homes near jobs and transit.
After a prolonged recession, employers are slowly starting to hire again. But will the newly created jobs pay enough for workers to afford housing, or will workers have to struggle to get by with each paycheck? This edition of Paycheck to Paycheck focuses on housing affordability for the five largest jobs in the industry sector currently doing the most hiring.
This report, prepared for the What Works Collaborative, outlines a series of non-statutory policy options that could be adopted by HUD to imporve access to mainstream supportive services by residents of subsidized housing. These policy options address shared challenges and constraints on the use of common space to deliver sevices to residents and members of the surrounding community, that affect family and senior properties across the country.
This report examines specific, actionable non-statutory changes that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development--and partner agencies--could adopt to better facilitate and encourage the development and preservation of affordable and workforce housing in location-efficient areas. This report, prepared for by the What Works Collaborative, addresses four topical areas, all related to providing affordable and workforce housing in the context of development oriented around transit, employment centers, and other locations-efficient areas.
This online, interactive database is regularly updated and presents wage information for more than 60 occupations, as well as home prices and rents for nearly 200 metropolitan areas, allowing workers to see how their wages stack up against housing costs in their area.
This report examines severe housing cost burden trends from 2005-2008 and shows that despite a decline in home prices, housing affordability actually worsened for many of America's working families during this time period.
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