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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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Jan 1, 2009
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Rental Assistance Asset Accounts: An Opportunity to Support Work and Savings Among Recipients of Federal Housing Assistance

Reid Cramer, Jeffrey Lubell

This paper proposes enhancements to federal rental assistance that would create stronger incentives for participants to build assets and make progress toward economic self-sufficiency.

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Oct 1, 2008
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Stretched Thin: The Impact of Rising Housing Expenses on America's Owners and Renters

Maya Brennan, Barbara J. Lipman

Did you know that many housing expenses are actually increasing faster than incomes? This study examines change in a wide variety of housing expenses from 1996 to 2006, revealing that increases in mortgages and rents aren't the only reason why Americans may be feeling "Stretched Thin."

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Key Findings

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Aug 1, 2008
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The Housing Landscape for America's Working Families 2007

Maya Brennan, Barbara J. Lipman

This report examines questions such as: How many low- to moderate-income working families pay more than half their income for housing or live in severely substandard housing? Has this situation gotten better or worse over the past few years? What are housing conditions like in major metropolitan areas across the country? Overall, the report documents a 73 percent increase in the number of working families with critical housing needs between 1997 and 2005.

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Metro Area Profiles and Media Release
Key Findings and Data Tables

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May 1, 2008
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Quantifying the Value Proposition of Employer-Assisted Housing: A Case Study of Aurora Health Care

Lynn M. Ross, AICP

This report examines the benefits of employer-assited housing by taking an in-depth look at Aurora Health Care's employee homeownership program.

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Mar 1, 2008
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The Effects of Inclusionary Zoning on Local Housing Markets: Lessons from the San Francisco, Washington DC and Suburban Boston Areas

Rachel Meltzer, Jenny Schuetz

Released in partnership with NYU's Furman Center for Real Estate & Urban Policy, this report helps to advance the current understanding of inclusionary zoning by taking a closer look at the impacts of programs in three metropolitan areas. The authors describe the types of communities that have adopted inclusionary zoning programs and assess the effects of these programs on affordable housing production and the price and production of market-rate housing.

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