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8.5.19 Members Making News, Innovations, Report, CLPHA Member Update
A new study by Economist Raj Chetty and his research partners illustrates how the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) and King County Housing Authority’s (KCHA) experimental program is helping low-income families relocate from low-opportunity to high-opportunity areas, a move that can greatly improve...
7.11.19 Research, Report, Analysis
New reports by a variety of organizations – the National League of Cities, Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation, Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, and National Low-Income Housing Coalition – evaluate the current state of affordable housing form distinct...
6.6.19 Research, Report
The Urban Institute’s new report “Does Supportive Housing Keep Families Together?” finds that supportive housing has an overall positive impact on families involved in the child welfare system. In looking across five demonstration sites— Broward County (FL), Cedar Rapids (IA), Connecticut, Memphis...
5.15.19 Report
Innovative public housing authorities (PHAs) are collaborating with college access partners and community colleges to increase postsecondary educational achievement for low-income residents and college students experiencing homelessness. Among them, the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) and...
5.8.19 Research, Report, Members Making News
A recent report from New York University’s Furman Center describes the New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) housing portfolio’s important role in the city’s efforts to maintain economic and racial diversity and preserve affordable housing in gentrifying neighborhoods. The location of NYCHA’s...
5.8.19 Report
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)’s new report, “Child Care and Housing: Big Expenses With Too Little Help Available,” discusses the chronic underfunding of child care and housing assistance programs, which are fundamental to supporting low-...
5.2.19 Report
 “A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty” The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Board on Children, Youth, and Families February 2019   1 in 6 American children currently live below the poverty line, a number that far exceeds child poverty rates in other developed...
4.10.19 Report
As part of a Congressional request to review the federal government’s response to the 2017 hurricanes, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a performance audit report on Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds that were awarded to Texas,...
4.10.19 Report
In March, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on improvements for HUD’s physical inspection process. The report followed a provision in the 2017 Consolidated Appropriations Act that instructed the GAO to report on the Real Estate Assessment Center’s (REAC) methods for...
3.29.19 Research, Report
On March 14, the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) released their annual report The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes. The report finds concrete evidence of an affordable housing crisis: there is a shortage of seven million (or fewer than 4 for every 10) affordable and available...

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