The annual Paycheck to Paycheck report from the National Housing Conference (NHC) examines workers’ ability to a?ord housing in metro areas across the United States. NHC partnered with Housing Colorado to focus on the unique housing affordability challenges in Colorado. This report compares median housing costs and median income data in six metro areas — Denver, Boulder, Greeley, Fort Collins, Pueblo and Colorado Springs — for five key community occupations: childcare worker, firefighter, dental assistant, plumber and bank teller.
The report, which focuses on the affordability challenges faced by carpenters; electricians; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) mechanics; maintenance workers and plumbers
“Using Land to Restore Neighborhoods and Build Community” explores how community land trusts can be implemented to address a wide variety of needs and profiles four community land trust organizations that share how they evolved to better serve their communities.
The report, which focuses on the affordability challenges faced by healthcare workers, highlights five fast growing healthcare occupations: dental assistant, emergency medical technician, home health aide, licensed practical nurse and physical therapy aide.
Allocating affordable housing funds can be a daunting task, when need outpaces funds and political pressures abound. The National Housing Conference and the members of our Inclusive Communities Working Group therefore thought it would be helpful to share principles to guide states and localities in allocating resources. These principles arose from the group’s discussions of participants’ experiences and their observations of different allocation processes over time. We include some examples of allocation procedures based on the principles to help make the ideas more concrete.
This research note expands on the Paycheck to Paycheck 2016 analysis and explores the context in which these salaries are being earned by examining household spending on a variety of items. Households must balance their spending on housing with their spending on other key household needs, such as transportation and healthcare. The lowest income households face the greatest challenges in balancing these competing needs.
A profile on the UnitedHealthcare Community & State partnership with Chicanos Por La Causa.
A profile of the Eden Housing collaboration with the Partnership for Children and Youth.
A profile of the Family Independence Initiative and its partnership with National Community Renaissance.
This brief explores the lessons learned from one of the major forms of federal assistance provided to combat the national foreclosure crisis.