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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.



Making and Maintaining Housing Affordability
Making and Maintaining Housing Affordability

Policymakers and researchers, over the course of decades, have developed numerous approaches to promoting housing affordability.



Census Household Pulse Survey: Key Phase 2 Findings
Census Household Pulse Survey: Key Phase 2 Findings

The U.S. Census Bureau recently announced the release of Phase 2 of the Household Pulse Survey. The Household Pulse Survey is designed to quickly capture information about household experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.




Changes in the U.S. Housing Stock and Rental Market Dynamics
Changes in the U.S. Housing Stock and Rental Market Dynamics

From 2015 to 2017, new construction was the primary source of additions to the housing stock. Demolition and fire or natural disasters caused most permanent losses.



Local and State Strategies for Responding to the COVID-19 Housing Crisis
Local and State Strategies for Responding to the COVID-19 Housing Crisis

When the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic reached the United States in early 2020, much of the country was already facing acute shortages of affordable housing.



HUD Releases 2019 Worst Case Needs Report on Severe Housing Problems
HUD Releases 2019 Worst Case Needs Report on Severe Housing Problems

HUD’s Worst Case Housing Needs report, issued biennially since 1991, details critical problems facing low-income renting families.



Impacts of Filtering and Rent Control on Housing Supply
Impacts of Filtering and Rent Control on Housing Supply

Along with stagnant or insufficiently rising wages, lack of supply contributes to severe housing affordability challenges in much of the country.



PD&R Research Partnerships Initiative
PD&R Research Partnerships Initiative

HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) has administered the Research Partnerships initiative since Congress authorized the program in 2012.