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
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.
Despite the need for affordable rental housing in rural communities identified, resources made available by the federal government are at a low point.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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,...