Some affordable housing developers are waving the warning flag on Opportunity Zones.
Housing is central to people’s opportunities for living long and well. Nationwide, housing costs far exceed affordability given local incomes in many communities. As a result, people have no choice but to spend too much on housing, leaving little left for other necessities. In Texas, 13% of households spend more than half of their income on housing costs. Severe housing cost burden ranges from 2% to 24% of households.