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Out of Reach 2017 – National Low Income Housing Coalition

NLIHC’s annual report, Out of Reach, documents the gap between wages and the price of housing across the United States. The report’s Housing Wage is an estimate of the hourly wage that a full-time worker must earn to afford a modest and safe rental home with spending more than 30% of his or her income on rent and utility costs. An interactive map provides access to state and local data.

Out of Reach 2016 – National Low Income Housing Coalition

NLIHC’s annual report, Out of Reach, documents the gap between wages and the price of housing across the United States. The report’s Housing Wage is an estimate of the hourly wage that a full-time worker must earn to afford a modest and safe rental home with spending more than 30% of his or her income on rent and utility costs.

2012 CED Award Winners

The Community Action Partnership’s Economic Development Awards recognize exemplary programs in community economic development for the Community Action Network.

Placing Homeless Families in Middle-Class Neighborhoods

NIMBY – Not in My Backyard – is a common reaction that many organizations have experienced when working on affordable housing and housing for homeless families. Here’s a different response highlighted in a Nonprofit Times article, along with some examples of research on the impact of affordable housing on surrounding communities.