Research Topic: Affordability

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“You Don’t Have to Live Here”

Why Housing Messages Are Backfiring and 10 Things We Can Do About It. In this paper, Enterprise lays out the challenges that advocates face and use new research conducted by the FrameWorks Institute to put forward evidence-based messaging recommendations that can be used to advance a strong affordable housing and community development agenda.

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Housing the Extended Family

A report from the Center for American Progress examines the characteristics of extended families and their housing conditions. The report also articulates policy recommendations that will spur the creation and preservation of affordable housing for extended families.

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Preserving Neighborhood Opportunity Where Federal Housing Subsidies Expire

A study published in Housing Policy Debate by Michael Lens and Vincent Reina found that project-based Section 8 properties with rent restrictions expiring between 2011 and 2020 are on average in higher opportunity neighborhoods than properties supported by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), vouchers, and public housing.

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White House Housing Development Toolkit 2016

The White House released a Housing Development Toolkit outlining a host of policy changes and other regulatory fixes it says will reverse decline and encourage developers to set aside more of their projects for affordable housing.

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Opportunity and Location in Federally Subsidized Housing Programs

This PRRAC paper is intended to present a civil rights perspective on the federal policy discussion currently underway seeking to harmonize various subsidized housing development rules across the three agencies that sponsor low income housing (HUD, the Treasury Department, and the Department of Agriculture).

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