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Report: Paycheck to Paycheck

Source: National Housing Conference

Paycheck to Paycheck is comprised of an online, interactive database and accompanying report prepared by the Center for Housing Policy, the research division of the National Housing Conference, that compares wages for selected occupations with the income needed to buy or rent a home. The purpose of the database is to examine how full-time workers fare in housing markets around the country.  More...


Inclusive Communities Toolkit

Source: Enterprise Community Partners

In an effort to support communities working to address racial and economic segregation and grow more inclusively, the National Housing Conference (NHC) has released an Inclusive Communities Toolkit. The toolkit outlines various strategies for moving forward at the local level, with examples of actual policies and programs that can help meet their fair housing obligations. It highlights various approaches such as inclusionary housing, rental housing preservation, public land, zoning reforms, voucher mobility and local funding.


Save the Date: October 15, Broward County Comprehensive Plan Workshop

Proposed Update to Broward County Land Use Plan Policy 1.07.07 and Administrative Rules Document Article 10 regarding professionally accepted methodologies, policies and best available data and analysis. The workshop is free, open to the public and will be held on Thursday, October 15 at 2:30PM in Room 302 of the Broward County Governmental Center East (115 South Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale).   Agenda and backup materials will be posted by October 9, 2015.


U.S. Rental Housing Crisis Projected to Grow with Households Paying More Than 50 Percent of Income on Rent Topping 13 Million by 2025

Source: Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University (JCHS)

The number of households spending more than 50 percent of their income on rent is expected to rise at least 11 percent from 11.8 million to 13.1 million by 2025, according to new research by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) and Enterprise Community Partners Inc. (Enterprise). Released today, Projecting Trends in Severely Cost-Burdened Renters: 2015-2025 paints a bleak picture of a growing renter affordability crisis, with the largest increases expected among older adults, Hispanics and single-person households. The findings suggest that even if trends in incomes and rents turn more favorable, a variety of demographic forces—including the rapid growth of minority and senior populations—will exert continued upward pressure on the number of severely cost-burdened renters. More...


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