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ULI’s Food and Real Estate Project explores the mutually beneficial relationship between food-based amenities—such as working farms, community gardens, food halls, restaurants, and grocery stores—and real estate. It highlights how the growing interest in and awareness...read more
There is an abundance of research highlighting the lack of affordable rental housing in the U.S. Given this scarcity, it is all the more important to understand the future of the existing subsidized affordable rental housing stock. The federal government has made a...read more
Nearly three out of four American households believe that the nation is suffering a housing affordability crisis, and a majority of respondents reported this is a problem at their local and state level as well, according to a new nationwide survey conducted on behalf...read more
More than half of US households are now headed by someone 50 or over, according to Housing America’s Older Adults 2018, a report released today by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies. And the living arrangements, financial resources, health, and functional...read more
Housing Near High-Performing Public Schools Costs 2.4 Times More than Housing Near Low-Performing Public Schools
Across the 100 largest metro areas in the nation, housing near high-performing public schools cost an average of 2.4 times more than housing near low-performing public schools, according to a study from the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings. Neighborhoods with...read more
Preservation and Neighborhood Opportunity in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program Beyond Year 30
The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) has financed the construction, rehabilitation, or preservation of approximately three million rental housing units affordable to low-income households since its inception in 1987 (HUD, 2017), making it...read more
Many rural communities are facing shortages of affordable rental housing, an issue that is becoming increasingly urgent as incomes stagnate and federal supports are stretched thin. One in four rural renters is spending more than 50 percent of their income on housing,...read more
Nationally, the share of renters who are cost-burdened fell slightly from 49.7 percent in 2016 to 49.5 percent in 2017. This is the sixth straight year that this figure has decreased, and the 2017 cost burden rate is the lowest since 2007.That said, much of this...read more
This report examines the factors affecting the cost of developing affordable multifamily rental housing using the federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program (LIHTC). Using data provided by 14 LIHTC syndicators, we analyze development cost data for more than 2,500...read more
By: Kendra Garrett & Kyle Anderson, Summer 2018 TAAHP Housing Policy Researchers In the days leading up to what became the U.S.’s second most devastating hurricane, tropical depression Harvey was being watched with a keen eye by many. Texans are not strangers to...read more
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