Housing affordability can seem like a policymaker’s chicken or the egg dilemma. Are lagging incomes pricing increasing numbers of people out of the housing market? Or is a place to live simply on its way to becoming an unattainable luxury good? A report released in December by Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies uses ACS […]
With the coming election, and each candidate’s focus on securing a larger block of the middle class vote, it is no surprise that the economy seems to dominate discussion and foster debate. In a recent study for the state of Pennsylvania, research suggests that although the Great Recession has officially been declared over, its impact […]
This month, CHPC is excited to launch an interactive and easy-to-use mapping tool that allows users to map California’s affordable housing subsidized through the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA), the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program (LIHTC) and Public Housing. The tool is a practical resource for local […]
The Census Bureau defines cost burdened renters as households for whom gross rent is 30% or more of household income.