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
A worker earning the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour in Texas must work 112 hours per week (more than 2 full-time jobs) to afford a two-bedroom rental home.
AGE of Central Texas, a regional nonprofit organization delivering services, education, and assistance to older adults and family caregivers, surveyed residents to better understand the region’s perceptions about aging.
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.
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...