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Research Tools

Online resources from NHC’s research division provide state and local governments, developers and advocates with tools to learn about affordable housing options, access maps and data, build policy strategies and learn from best practices in communities across the country.

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Paycheck to Paycheck

Paycheck to Paycheck provides insights into the ability of working households to afford typical housing in metropolitan areas across the country. The published report highlights the housing affordability challenges of workers in several occupations across 203 metropolitan areas.

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Housing Landscape Portal

Millions of working American households struggle to make ends meet. For many of them, more than half their income goes to pay for their housing, straining their household budget and leaving too little for other necessities like food, health care, transportation, and child care. These resources examine housing affordability challenges at the national, state, and local level.

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