Research Library

HousingForward Virginia’s Research Library is sorted by topic and geographic focus. All our resources can be sorted by geographic category: National, Virginia, and Other States. Our resources span some of the best and most widely cited housing and related research that is publicly available online. Our database is always growing as recent studies and reports are added, so please check back often.


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Paycheck to Paycheck: More than Housing

This research note expands on the Paycheck to Paycheck 2016 analysis and explores the context in which these salaries are being earned by examining household spending on a variety of items. Households must balance their spending on housing with their spending on other key household needs, such as transportation and healthcare. The lowest income households face the greatest challenges in balancing these competing needs.

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Mortgage Lending and Non-Borrower Household Income

Recent literature on doubled-up families in the US has focused on households that take in and provide support for adult children or economically displaced relatives. From recent American Community Survey (ACS) data, however, Fannie Mae finds that in a growing number of households, a substantial proportion of total income comes from additional adults other than the homeowner / head of household or their spouse.

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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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Housing as Health Care: A Road Map for States

Developed by the NGA Center through extensive consultation with senior state officials and other national experts, the road map provides a step-by-step guide for both the immediate need to support those state planning efforts and broad use by all governors interested in the promise of housing as an essential element of improved health and reduced utilization of costly health care services.

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Investing in Inclusive Communities

The National Fair Housing Alliance takes a look at how fair housing organizations have successfully fostered diverse and stable neighborhoods using the Federal Fair Housing Act.

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Hardest Hit Fund’s Greatest Hits

In this brief, the National Housing Conference explores the lessons learned from one of the major forms of federal assistance provided to combat the national foreclosure crisis.

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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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Inclusionary Housing Toolkit

Presented by the Grounded Solutions Network, this new comprehensive toolkit provides resources for implementing inclusionary housing policies in localities around the country.

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The Impact of Homelessness Prevention Programs on Homelessness

A study published in Science by William Evans, James Sullivan, and Melanie Wallskog finds that temporary financial assistance to families at imminent risk of homelessness reduces the likelihood that they will enter a homeless shelter by 76%. The benefits of the temporary financial assistance, including lower shelter costs, lower costs of other public services, and better educational and health outcomes, outweigh the costs.

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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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