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9.29.22 Report, Research
The National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) released a report last week on how housing finance agencies (HFAs) are filling funding gaps. The urgent need for more affordable housing units has been exacerbated by market conditions, a growing shortfall of Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (...
9.29.22 Report, Research
Lessons From a Historic Decline in Child Poverty, a new report from Child Trends, found that housing assistance played a significant role in reducing childhood poverty. The report examines the effects of social safety net programs on the Supplemental Poverty Measure from 1993 – 2019. Overall,...
9.14.22 Research
UC Berkeley’s Terner Center and the Center for Community Innovation recently published new research on racial and economic barriers that exist in Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) construction. ADUs are a popular strategy to expand the housing supply and California has recently passed several laws...
9.14.22 Research, Report
Freddie Mac recently published a study titled Risks and Impacts of Expiring LIHTC Restrictions and the Outcomes of Properties that Exit. Specifically, the study examines what happens to a property after it leaves the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program and therefore is no longer subject...
9.14.22 Research, Report
Researchers from Tulane University and the Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative examine a new study on whether access to knowledge about eviction court procedures affected tenants’ eviction case outcomes. The quasi-experimental study focuses on tenant outcomes in eviction proceedings...
6.27.22 CLPHA Member Update, Research, Report
On June 22, the Harvard Joint Center on Housing Studies released the State of the Nation’s Housing 2022 Report. Major themes included the soaring costs of housing coupled with rising demand, and high construction levels in response. Apartment rents were up 12%...
6.15.22 Research, Analysis
In a recent article for Governing, “SRO Housing, Nearly Zoned Out of Existence, Could Re-Emerge,” author Jake Blumgart explores the history and future of single-room occupancy (SRO) units. SRO units are an important form of affordable housing for low-income people. However, beginning in the early...
5.4.22 Report, Research
MDRC released the fourth report in its ongoing evaluation of HUD’s experimental rent reform policy. HUD commissioned MDRC to conduct the Rent Reform Demonstration, which evaluates how an alternative rent policy could reduce work disincentives for HCV households, reduce administrative burden on...
5.4.22 Report, Research
The Terner Center released a report analyzing the geography of Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) disbursement and where local capacity gaps may be hindering the ERA Take-Up Rate, a measure of the number of ERA payments divided by the number of very low-income renter households (i.e....
5.4.22 Report, Research
The Coalition for the Homeless annual report, State of the Homeless, grades both New York City and State on their abilities to meet the needs of unsheltered individuals, offer access to low-barrier shelters and psychiatric services, and provide affordable housing options for extremely low-income...

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