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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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Apr 5, 2012
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Housing an Aging Population: Are We Prepared?

Barbara Lipman, Jeffrey Lubell, Emily Salomon

This report from the Center for Housing Policy explores the effects of the growing population of older adults on the demand for housing, the challenge of providing meaningful housing choices for older adults of all incomes, and the policies that could help communities across the country respond to the dual challenges of providing older adults with affordable housing and adequate services.

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Keywords: Housing Affordability, Older Adults, Elderly, Demographics, Population, Housing Choice, Supportive Housing, Disabilities, Residential Services


Feb 24, 2012
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Housing Landscape 2012

Laura Williams

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 2008-2010, report author Laura Williams finds that nearly one in four working households in the U.S. spends more than half of its income on housing, and that this figure rose over the study period. Despite falling home values, housing affordability worsened significantly both for working owners and renters between 2008 and 2010.

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Keywords: Housing Affordability, Landscape, Housing Landscape, Rental, Homeownership


Jan 10, 2012
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More Than a Roof: Case Studies of Public Housing Agency Initiatives to Increase Residents’ Economic Security

Maya Brennan and Jeff Lubell

This brief from the Center for Housing Policy describes efforts by some public housing authorities to help residents achieve economic security through efforts such as asset-building programs as including Family Self Sufficiency and Housing Choice Vouchers. With housing assistance currently available to only about one in four families who need it, and no prospects for increased federal funding on the horizon, many of these PHAs see economic security efforts as essential for expanding the number of families able to benefit from rental assistance. By helping families that currently receive housing assistance to make progress toward economic security, the PHAs that run these initiatives hope to free up rental assistance for other families.

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Keywords: Asset Building, Public Housing, Family Self Sufficiency, Housing Choice Vouchers


Nov 2, 2011
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How Housing Matters: Meeting the Health Care Needs of Aging Residents of Affordable Multifamily Housing

Carolyn Reid

This case study, one of three prepared by the Center for Housing Policy presented at the National Building Museum's How Housing Matters Conference, describes a program that uses secure and affordable housing to improve health outcomes and health care access for older adults.

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Keywords: Housing Affordability, Aging, Health Care, Housing and Health, Housing for Older Adults


Nov 2, 2011
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How Housing Matters: Using Public Housing to Strengthen Children’s Education

Laura Williams

This case study, one of three prepared by the Center for Housing Policy presented at the National Building Museum's How Housing Matters Conference, looks at how secure and affordable housing can provide a platform for children's educational success.

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Keywords: Housing Affordability, Housing and Education