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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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Mar 23, 2010
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Paycheck to Paycheck

Center for Housing Policy

This online, interactive database is regularly updated and presents wage information for more than 60 occupations, as well as home prices and rents for nearly 200 metropolitan areas, allowing workers to see how their wages stack up against housing costs in their area.

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Mar 1, 2010
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Financing Efforts to Make Homes More Resistant to Natural Disasters

Ryan Sherriff

This issue brief describes federal and state programs and resources available for making homes more resistant to natural disasters. There is a particular focus on new programs geared toward financing disaster resistance for multifamily properties and the homes of lower income families.

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Mar 1, 2010
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Making Homes More Resistant to Natural Disasters

Ryan Sherriff

This issue brief provides an overview of the measures households, builders and contractors can take to construct, renovate or retrofit homes to make them more resistant to natural disasters. In addition the brief gives an overview of community-level planning strategies and regulatory enhancements that can help protect homes and residents from disasters.

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Mar 1, 2010
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Linking Efforts to Improve Disaster Resistance and Energy Efficiency of Homes

Ryan Sherriff

Measures that promote disaster resistance in homes have close links to those that promote energy efficiency. Therefore, home construction and retrofits serving both purposes can be installed at the same time. This issue brief explores new and potential future funding and incentives programs that enhance both the energy efficiency and disaster resistance of homes.

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Mar 1, 2010
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HousingPolicy.org Online Toolkit: Meet the Housing Needs of Older Adults

Center for Housing Policy

Created in partnership with AARP, this toolkit provides a detailed exploration of these and other challenges facing older adults and describes a range of promising policies that some communities are adopting to address them.

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