Reports

Reports

The Mel King Institute report library houses research reports and policy briefs relevant to the community development sector from organizations all over the country.

  • Author: The Joint Center for Housing Studies- Harvard University | Year: 2017
    Description:

    In this annual assessment of the housing market, demographic trends and housing challenges faced by U.S. households, the JCHS highlights continued affordability challenges, increased segregation by income, the concentration of new additions to the rental multifamily supply at the upper end of the market, among other findings

  • Author: National Low Income Housing Coalition | Year: 2017
    Description:

    NLIHC’s annual report, Out of Reach, documents the gap between renters’ wages and the cost of rental housing. The report’s Housing Wage is the hourly wage a full-time worker must earn to afford a modest and safe rental home without spending more than 30% of his or her income on housing costs. It is based on HUD’s Fair Market Rent (FMR), which is an estimate of what a family moving today can expect to pay for a modest rental home in the area. This year’s Housing Wage clearly indicates that housing costs are too high for low-wage workers. 

  • Author: PAHRC | Year: 2017
    Description:

    The 2017 PAHRC report examines the ways in which housing can shape resiliency and boost sustainability for individuals and the communities in which they live. It finds that investment in federal housing programs leverage dollars to combat poverty, promote economic mobility for low-income families, save money for communities, and stimulate economic growth. Research presented in this report suggests that investing in affordable housing programs can also improve the economic, social, and environmental sustainability of places and build the resiliency of many low-income families to poverty. To help communities leverage their investments effectively, the report also documents tools community leaders can use to empower low-income families to reach their full potential and improve their community’s path towards sustainability.  

  • Author: WBUR | Year: 2017
    Description:

    NPR interviews Bart Mitchell, TCB president and CEO, on the change in value of Low Income Housing Tax Credits and its impact on affordable housing. Listen or read the story.