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BHC 2015 Annual Report

Source: Broward Housing Council

The Broward Housing Council has published their Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Annual Report and it is now viewable online. This past August the Broward County Board of County Commissioners accepted the Broward Housing Council’s Report. The purpose of the report is to provide a summary of the resources and programs administered countywide that provide affordable housing to Broward County residents. This report provides a cumulative overview of affordable housing resources and programs on a countywide basis from October 1, 2014 through September 30, 20154. More...


 

These 10 Markets Desperately Need More Housing Inventory

Miami Ranked Forth in Nation


Source: Housing Wire

News of a housing inventory shortage continues to proliferate as the market works in overdrive to try and construct enough houses to meet the high demand. According to a new study from the National Association of Realtors, single-family home construction is currently lacking in 80% of measured metro areas, even as job creation holds steady across the country right now. More...


 

High Rents Aren't A Problem If You Earn Enough To Afford Them

Source: Zillow

As growth in rents outpaces growth in incomes, rent affordability (the share of the typical American’s income that goes to rent) has steadily deteriorated over the past five years – from a historic average of 26 percent, to roughly 30 percent currently. But focusing only on medians can sometimes hide more than it reveals. In this case, there are sharply different trends at the top and at the bottom of the market. More...


 

Report: Paycheck To Paycheck 2016 • Housing Affordability for School Workers

Source: National Housing Conference

As for any other sector of the economy, the ability of school workers to live near their places of employment is an important aspect of developing strong, inclusive communities. School workers provide essential services to their communities, yet many are unable to afford to live near where they work. Teacher-specific affordable housing programs are important but can also overlook the difficulties faced by other school-related occupations. The 2016 edition of “Paycheck to Paycheck” focuses on the affordability challenges faced by both teachers and non-instructional school workers by highlighting five of the 81 occupations in the Paycheck to Paycheck database: bus driver, child care teacher, groundskeeper, social worker and high school teacher.  More...



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