The 2016 edition of “Paycheck to Paycheck” focuses on the affordability challenges faced by both teachers and non-instructional school workers by highlighting five of the 81 occupations in the Paycheck to Paycheck database: bus driver, child care teacher, groundskeeper, social worker and high school teacher.
In partnership with Housing Colorado, NHC prepared a brief based on data from “Paycheck to Paycheck” that focuses on the particular housing affordability challenges in the state of Colorado.
This brief provides an introduction to opportunity mapping and outlines its importance in developing more equitable policies.
This research sheds light on the variability of local IZ programs and the types of local jurisdictions that may be more likely to adopt an inclusionary housing policy.
This report explores the effectiveness of inclusionary housing programs.
Affordable and stable housing plays a critical role in supporting the health and well-being of children. Research from Children’s HealthWatch shows public investment in housing—including housing for homeless families and rental assistance for food-insecure families—improves the health outcomes of vulnerable infants and young children and lowers health care spending.
The Role of Anchor Institutions in Restoring Neighborhoods: Health Institutions as a Catalyst for Affordable Housing and Community Development
Anchor institutions, such as hospitals and universities, can be important catalysts for urban economic and community development. They can take on a variety of
roles—from community infrastructure builder to purchaser of local goods and services to developer of real estate. With the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), nonprofit hospitals and other health care institutions have new obligations and opportunities to embrace their role as community anchors by pursuing activities that focus on addressing the comprehensive health needs in their communities.
Housing Landscape summarizes the severe housing costburdens of low- and moderate-income working households. These householdsinclude full- and part-time workers who play important rolesin the economy, and they face greater affordability challengesthan the overall U.S. population. In 2014, 20.9 percent of all working households were severely housing cost burdened (9.6 million households). More than one in four working renters and 16 percent of working homeowners paid more than half oftheir income for housing costs in 2014.
This review summarizes and evaluates recent research on the effectiveness of housing interventions to result in health care cost savings. There are a number of good studies that have demonstrated that providing permanent supportive housing to homeless individuals can result in significant savings on public health care expenditures—usually more than enough to offset the cost of providing housing and services. There is less research monetizing health care savings associated with other housing programs. However, with new opportunities under the Affordable Care Act and expanded Medicaid, the research provides clear support for collaboration between the housing and health communities on supportive housing programs.
The 2015 installment of Paycheck to Paycheck from the Center for Housing Policy at the National Housing Conference explores ways in which millennials are different from common perceptions and looks at workers in five occupations filled by many millennials workers and the housing affordability challenges they face. This supplemental research note examines the various other household necessities that makes the housing cost burden more evident for working households.