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NLIHC, PAHRC Update National Housing Preservation Database

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) and Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation (PAHRC) updated its National Housing Preservation Database with new data for properties assisted by Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance, LIHTCs, Public Housing, HUD-insured mortgages, Section 202 Direct Loans, Section 515 mortgages, Section 538 Guaranteed Loans, fair market rent and Real Estate Assessment Center scores.

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$20.40 Hourly Wage Needed to Afford One-Bedroom

The National Low Income Housing Coalition released its annual “Out of Reach” report for 2021, detailing the gap between the cost of rental housing and tenants’ incomes across the nation. This year’s report reveals the extent to which costs have outpaced wages far before the economic crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has further exacerbated hardships and inequalities for low wage workers disproportionately affecting those who are Black, Brown, Indigenous and/or Latino. Whether the market is in a period of economic growth or downturn, low-wage workers struggle to find affordable homes.  

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HUD Hosts Emergency Rental Assistance Webinar

Join HUD, the National Low Income Housing Coalition and the Housing Initiative at Penn at 2 p.m. ET on June 10 for a webinar on the emergency rental assistance (ERA) programs throughout the country. The webinar will feature ERA tools from NLIHC and Penn, as well as insight into the lessons and recommendations they discovered in their research to best assist communities and priority populations. Register here.

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NLIHC: The Need for Emergency Rental Assistance During the COVID-19 and Economic Crisis

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) released research notes, “The Need for Emergency Rental Assistance During the COVID-19 and Economic Crisis,” that concludes that Congress must invest up to $100 billion to keep the lowest-income households stably housed over the next year during and in the immediate wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The report calls for the expansion of the National Housing Trust Fund, increased public housing funding, a permanent emergency housing-assistance fund for families facing temporary financial hardships and fully funding the Housing Choice Voucher Program to cover all eligible renters.