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Westside Atlanta Housing Project Helps Legacy Residents Stay in Community
Westside Atlanta Housing Project Helps Legacy Residents Stay in Community

Since 2014, nonprofit Westside Future Fund (WFF) has been committed to revitalizing the four predominantly African-American neighborhoods that constitute Atlanta’s Westside.



Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies Report: America’s Rental Housing 2022 Release
Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies Report: America’s Rental Housing 2022 Release

The 2-year period following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic was marked by an initial decrease in rental housing demand followed by a rapid increase in demand and decrease in vacancy rates by the third quarter of 2021.



A Look at U.S. Efforts To Encourage ADU Production
A Look at U.S. Efforts To Encourage ADU Production

Housing advocates and policymakers have grown increasingly interested in accessory dwelling units (ADUs) or “granny flats” — small units of housing built inside, attached to, or on the same property as a primary residence — as an important strategy for increasing housing supply.



Eviction Prevention Strategies To Promote Housing Stability
Eviction Prevention Strategies To Promote Housing Stability

When the COVID-19 pandemic began in late 2019, its economic impact threatened the ability of many households to pay their rent and mortgages.



DC Flexible Rent Subsidy Program: Findings From the Program’s First Year
DC Flexible Rent Subsidy Program: Findings From the Program’s First Year

Most low-income families can qualify for housing choice vouchers (HCVs); however, although the HCV program imposes no limits on the duration of assistance, eligible households often remain on a waiting list for years before receiving assistance.



Universal Housing Vouchers
Photo of a row of townhouses in a residential neighborhood.

HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program is the largest rental subsidy program in the United States.




Biennial Worst Case Housing Needs Assessment Reveals Ongoing Challenges in Years Before Pandemic
Biennial Worst Case Housing Needs Assessment Reveals Ongoing Challenges in Years Before Pandemic

Every 2 years, HUD has produced a report analyzing the current state and long-term trends of the worst case housing needs in the United States.



Promoting Homeownership as a Strategy for Housing Affordability
Promoting Homeownership as a Strategy for Housing Affordability

In the United States, owning a home is the largest generator of wealth for families, exceeding even a household’s income or their level of educational attainment.



Maximizing New Federal Resources to Address Homelessness and Prevent Housing Loss
Maximizing New Federal Resources to Address Homelessness and Prevent Housing Loss

The more than $30 billion in rental housing funds included in the American Rescue Plan (ARP) provide a historic opportunity to make measurable progress towards ending homelessness and preventing housing loss in America.



Robust Partnerships Helped San Diego Deliver Effective Pandemic Relief
Robust Partnerships Helped San Diego Deliver Effective Pandemic Relief

When the coronavirus pandemic emerged in spring 2020, agencies devoted to providing housing resources and homelessness services scrambled to build and adapt programs to keep people safe and sheltered.



Benefits of Eviction Diversion Programs
Benefits of Eviction Diversion Programs

Economic challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have caused an increasing number of renters to fall behind on their rent payments, which raises the potential for widespread evictions.



American Rescue Plan Resources Could Help House Hundreds of Thousands of Households Experiencing Homelessness
American Rescue Plan Resources Could Help House Hundreds of Thousands of Households Experiencing Homelessness

Evidence from the past decade shows that concentrated resources and efforts can reduce homelessness.



Los Angeles ADU Standard Plan Program Captures a New Demographic To Increase the Affordable Housing Supply
Los Angeles ADU Standard Plan Program Captures a New Demographic To Increase the Affordable Housing Supply

Land scarcity — the lack of vacant, developable land — is an obstacle to eliminating Los Angeles’ affordable housing shortage.



Census Household Pulse Survey: Key Phase 3 Housing Payment Findings
Census Household Pulse Survey: Key Phase 3 Housing Payment Findings

The Census Household Pulse Survey provides insight on how individuals are experiencing business closures, stay-at-home orders, school closures, changes in spending patterns, and other abrupt and significant changes to American life during the pandemic.



Tracking the Impact of the CDC Eviction Moratorium
Tracking the Impact of the CDC Eviction Moratorium

Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its eviction moratorium in September 2020, the moratorium has provided critical protections for housing-insecure tenants across the country, including this tenant in Connecticut who would have become homeless if her eviction had proceeded.



The 2020 Ivory Prize Winners
The 2020 Ivory Prize Winners

The Ivory Prize recognizes and provides material support to "ambitious, feasible, and scalable solutions to housing affordability."



Douglas Greene Apartments Provides Affordable Housing in Wildfire-Affected Kodak, Tennessee
Douglas Greene Apartments Provides Affordable Housing in Wildfire-Affected Kodak, Tennessee

Douglas Greene Apartments is an affordable housing development in the town of Kodak in Sevier County, Tennessee, that opened in spring 2020.




Findings of a Paired-Testing Pilot Study of Discrimination Against Same-Sex Couples and Transgender Individuals in the Rental Housing Market
Findings of a Paired-Testing Pilot Study of Discrimination Against Same-Sex Couples and Transgender Individuals in the Rental Housing Market

Housing Discrimination against Same-Sex Couples and Transgender Individuals is a HUD-commissioned pilot study that used paired testing to determine the extent of discrimination in the rental housing market based on sexual orientation and gender identity.



The State of the Nation’s Housing in 2020
The State of the Nation’s Housing in 2020

For more than 30 years, the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University (JCHS) has compiled an annual State of the Nation’s Housing report that reviews present housing conditions in the United States and analyzes long-term trends.



When the Rent Eats First From Incomes Large and Small, Is the Traditional Measure of Cost Burden Still Useful?
When the Rent Eats First From Incomes Large and Small, Is the Traditional Measure of Cost Burden Still Useful?

The 30 percent measure of housing affordability, a longstanding guideline in both public policy and academic circles, posits that a household is cost burdened if it spends more than 30 percent of its income on housing costs.