Affordable Housing Initiatives in Major Texas Metros
In addition, the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University is a think tank that focuses on urban issues through informed research, data and policy analysis. The Institute published a report on how to build a resilient and equitable housing system from the remnants of a natural disaster.
How Affordable Housing Helps Texans
Affordable Housing Shortage persists with less than 10% of rental units are affordable to renter households earning 50% of median renter income (MRI), according to new research released by Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) Multifamily. Building on last year’s “Diminishing...
Rising income inequality, combined with high housing costs, and a shortage of affordable rental housing across the nation and particularly in large metropolitan regions, has been creating a significant financial burden for growing numbers of working families, especially those of low-income workers. And the COVID-19 pandemic and related shutdowns and layoffs have exacerbated this problem.
On June 29, the House of Representatives passed H.JRes.90, a Congressional Review Act resolution to reverse the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) final rule on the Community Reinvestment Act.
The Kinder Institute’s inaugural State of Housing in Harris County and Houston report provides a consistent and accessible baseline of information about housing-related issues to all Houstonians. This report will be updated annually to track shifts in how the housing...
NLIHC and the Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation (PAHRC) released a new report, 2020 Picture of Preservation, that explores the pivotal role the federal government plays in building and preserving affordable rental homes at a time when millions of people in America are facing housing instability during the coronavirus pandemic. This report highlights the need for additional resources to protect the affordability of these homes; nearly 300,000 may be lost from the nation’s affordable stock in the next five years.
This week, NCSHA published a report showing how lowering the “financed-by” threshold — commonly referred to as the 50 percent test — for bond-financed Housing Credit projects would impact available Private Activity Bond cap and could increase multifamily affordable housing production.
A better understanding of the detailed nature of our housing affordability challenges is more important than ever as the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the finances of millions of Americans which will further exacerbate the shortage of workforce housing that pre-dated...
Texans say they are spending too much on housing. New statewide poll results released found nearly half of Texas adults say it is difficult for them to find affordable housing in the area where they live, and a similar share believe they spend too much of their income on housing. The independent poll was conducted by the Texas Lyceum, the 40-year-old nonprofit, nonpartisan leadership organization.
In Texas the report shows that the number of households that were moderately or severely housing cost burdened has grown from 1.3 million in 2008 to over 1.7 million by 2018.