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CLPHA Releases New Report and Recommendations to Advance Postsecondary Achievement for Public Housing Residents and Housing Insecure Students

5.15.19
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.

State of Housing in 2019: Multiple New Perspectives

7.11.19

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 perspectives. Importantly, each study cites the importance of housing to self-sufficiency, health outcomes, and educational opportunities.

Report Summary: Child Care and Housing

5.8.19

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-income children’s health and development, parental employment, and other positive life outcomes.

Child Poverty Report Summaries: “A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty” & “A Universal Child Allowance: A Plan to Reduce Poverty and Income Instability Among Children in The United States”

5.2.19
 “A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty”
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Board on Children, Youth, and Families

February 2019

 

GAO Releases Report on HUD Inspections Process

4.10.19

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 identifying property deficiencies, selecting and training inspectors, and their oversight of these processes.

NLIHC Releases Annual Report The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes

3.29.19

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 rental homes for extremely low-income renters. Furthermore, no state or major metropolitan area has enough rental housing for the nation’s lowest-income individuals and families.

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