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Gaston Place is a senior community owned by HACA. The development was initially built in 1978 to provide housing to the elderly (62 or older), disabled, or those displaced by natural disasters. Michael Gerber, CEO, and President of HACA, will commemorate the celebration with a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. on May 22.read more
Houston makes list of top least affordable cities in the U.S. New research by USC housing experts reveals lack of affordable rent is a bigger problem than previously realized, not only in big coastal cities but across much of the United States.read more
Despite the need for affordable rental housing in rural communities identified, resources made available by the federal government are at a low point.read more
This report aims to fill gaps between the obstacles that have stymied the growth of CLTs and the strategies used by CLTs who have expanded their housing portfolios.read more
This study examines the potential gap in the supply of rental units suitable for families with children nationally and in detail in four major metro areas.read more
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.read more
The U.S. has a shortage of seven million rental homes affordable and available to extremely low-income renters, whose household incomes are at or below the poverty guideline or 30% of their area median income. Only 37 affordable and available rental homes exist for...read more
From Pacific Standard The cost of housing continues to rise in markets all across the country and Austin is no exception. A recent analysis of data from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies shows that from 1960 to 2016, inflation-adjusted rents increased 61...read more
Regulatory constraints on housing production have shut millions of Americans out of the country’s most productive labor markets. Historically, Americans have moved to the parts of the country that offered the highest wages and most economic opportunity. This tendency...read more
Since its creation in 1986, the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Program has produced nearly 3 million housing units, making it the most important source of funding for affordable housing. Yet despite the importance of LIHTC to the field of affordable housing,...read more
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