Resources

Housing Needs is a serious and growing problem around the world. At Housing Security First, we believe that one of the best ways to support long-term solutions to housing security is to learn more about the issue and how we can be effective in addressing it.

The resources shared in this section are here to provide greater insight on the issue of housing needs, and we hope you find them both useful and informative.

Urban Initiatives

for a better future

Urban Initiatives

for a better future

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United States

minimum wage and rent

United States

minimum wage and rent

 

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America's Thorny

affordable housing crisis

America's Thorny

affordable housing crisis

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An initiative of the Economic Policy Institute
All Work on Raising America’s Pay

A majority of low-wage workers earn so little they must rely on public assistance to make ends meet

February 9, 2016 | By David Cooper | Economic Snapshot

 

Raising America’s Pay

An initiative of the Economic Policy Institute

Raising America’s Pay

An initiative of the Economic Policy Institute
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Yes, the Rent Really Is Too Damn High

Renters across the country are struggling as their incomes fail to keep up with escalating housing costs.

Don’t Forget About Affordable Housing, Survey Says

A recent survey shows most people think state and local governments aren’t doing enough to ensure a sufficient supply of affordable housing. Several cities are trying to help.

Where Do People Spend the Most of Their Paycheck on Housing?

According to a new report, the share of households that spend more than half of their income on housing slightly declined last year – but the trend could be short-lived. View data for every state.

Cities Where Wages Haven’t Kept Pace with Rising Housing Costs

With wages stagnant and housing costs rising, many Americans struggle to pay their rent and mortgage. View data showing each city’s housing affordability burden

Home Ownership

Statistics for Metro Areas

Home Ownership

Statistics for Metro Areas

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Family Housing

Affordability report in Cities

Family Housing

Family housing report in Cities

 

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Housing Affordability

by city income and rental costs

Housing Affordability

by city income and rental costs

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Housing Act Of 1949

The American Housing Act of 1949 was a landmark achievement which expanded the government's role in mortgage insurance and the construction of public housing.  With [...]

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Solving Social Problem

The American housing market was once considered to be a safe investment, gaining between three to four percent each year.  After the 2008 housing market [...]