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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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Dec 1, 2009
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Housing Affordability Trends for Working Households

Center For Housing Policy

This report examines severe housing cost burden trends from 2005-2008 and shows that despite a decline in home prices, housing affordability actually worsened for many of America's working families during this time period.

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Nov 1, 2009
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Bay Area Burden: Examining the Hidden Costs of Housing and Transportaion on Bay Area Residents, their Neighborhoods, and the Environment

Center for Housing Policy, Center for Neighborhood Technology, Urban Land Institute Terwilliger Center for Workforce Housing

This report finds that the average working household in the Bay Area spends almost $45,000 a year -- or 59 percent of their income -- on the combined costs of housing and transportation.

As a complement to the report, the Terwilliger Center also released the Terwilliger Cost Calculator, which provides consumers with up-to-date Bay Area metro area housing and transportation cost data that they can use to make informed decisions on where to live and work.

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Sep 1, 2009
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Financing Residential Energy-Efficiency: Assessing Opportunities and Coverage Gaps in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Rebecca Cohen, Jeffrey Lubell, Megan Richardson

This report describes key provisions in the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that improve the energy-efficiency of subsidized and unsubsidized homes and makes recommendations for additional policy measures to address the energy-efficiency needs of households that may not be adequately covered by the legislation.

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Sep 1, 2009
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Affordable, Compact and Well-Located Housing is Critical to Achieving the Nation’s Transportation Policy Objectives

Center for Housing Policy, National Housing Conference, Reconnecting America

This policy brief explains the importance of focusing on how and where housing is built as part of the larger effort to reform federal transportation policy.

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Sep 1, 2009
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What’s in a Name? Clarifying the Different Forms and Policy Objectives of

Jeffrey Lubell, Ryan Sherriff

This report seeks to clarify the overall characteristics of shared equity / shared appreciation homeownership programs, identify the distinguishing characteristics of the multiple programs, and show how the different programs fulfill somewhat distinct housing policy objectives.

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