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Center Publications and Resources

The Center for Housing Policy’s publications cover a range of topics, programs and policies related to the broad goal of identifying and meeting the nation’s housing challenges.  

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Aug 15, 2013

Paycheck to Paycheck 2013: A Snapshot of Metropolitan Housing Affordability for Travel and Tourism Workers

Maya Brennan, Janet Viveiros

As signs increasingly point to a housing market recovery, finding affordable housing can be difficult for low- and moderate-income workers, including workers in the travel industry. In this edition of Paycheck to Paycheck, we look at housing affordability in 207 metropolitan areas for mid-career workers in the following five travelrelated jobs: auto mechanics, flight attendants, hotel front desk managers, housekeepers, and wait staff.

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Keywords: Jobs, Paycheck to Paycheck, Rental, Homeownership, Working Households

Jul 10, 2013

The Role of Community Land Trusts in Fostering Equitable Transit-Oriented Development: Case Studies from Atlanta, Denver, and the Twin Cities

Robert Hickey

This report, published in conjunction with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the National Community Land Trust Network, explores how Community Land Trusts (CLTs) are helping to ensure that affordably priced, transit-accessible homes will continue to be available for lower-income households as regions like Atlanta, Denver, and the Twin Cities expand and create new transit systems.

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Keywords: Transportation, Transit-Oriented Development, Transit Accessibility, Shared-Equity Homeownership, Community Land Trusts

May 15, 2013

Reviewing State Housing Policy with a Child-Centered Lens: Opportunities for Engagement and Intervention

Jeffrey Lubell

This analysis provides a broad overview of state housing policy with a particular focus on policies that help remediate child poverty, promote family and residential stability for children, and help families access communities of opportunity that offer good schools and other amenities that make them especially good places to raise children.

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Keywords: Children, Residential Stability, State and Local Housing Policy, Neighborhood Stabilization

May 8, 2013

Veterans Permanent Supportive Housing: Policy and Practice

Maya Brennan, Ethan Handelman, Sarah Jawaid

A guide to policy and practice for veterans permanent supportive housing, highlighting essential elements, funding programs, and examples of developments across the U.S.

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Keywords: Supportive Housing, Veterans, Supportive Services, Policy Guide

May 2, 2013

Housing Landscape 2013

Maya Brennan, Janet Viveiros

This annual report explores severe housing cost burden among working households in the U.S. Drawing on the latest U.S. Census American Communities Survey data from 2008-2011, report authors Janet Viveiros and Maya Brennan find that more than a quarter of all working households in the U.S. spend more than half of their income on housing, and that this figure rose in communities and state around the country over the study period. Working renter households bore the brunt of this trend, with incomes falling by more than 3 percent while their housing costs rose by nearly 6 percent.

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Keywords: Housing Affordability, Housing Costs, Landscape, Housing Landscape, Rental, Homeownership, Cost Burden, Renters, Working Households