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Measuring Housing Affordability: Assessing the 30 Percent of Income Standard

Measuring Housing Affordability: Assessing the 30 Percent of Income Standard

Authors: Christopher Herbert, Alexander Hermann, Daniel McCue | September 25, 2018

The 30-percent of income standard is a widely used and accepted measure of the extent of housing affordability problems across the country. While simple and easy to implement, the measure is not perfect. The limitations of the 30-percent standard have long been recognized: its rigid uniformity amidst a diverse and ever-changing array of affordability challenges raises questions about its validity over time and across markets and household types. ...

A SHARED FUTURE: CAN GENTRIFICATION BE INCLUSIVE?

A SHARED FUTURE: CAN GENTRIFICATION BE INCLUSIVE?

Author: Ingrid Gould Ellen | May 16, 2018

While gentrification raises fears of displacement, it also offers some hope because the growth in higher-income households in previously poor areas can help to shore up city tax bases and possibly spur economic and racial integration....

A SHARED FUTURE: WHAT WOULD IT TAKE FOR HOUSING SUBSIDIES TO OVERCOME AFFORDABILITY BARRIERS TO INCLUSION IN ALL NEIGHBORHOODS?

Author: Margery Austin Turner | April 04, 2018

This paper, by Margery Austin Turner, Senior Vice President for Programming Planning and Management of the Urban Institute...

CREATING WELL-DESIGNED AFFORDABLE HOUSING: OPPORTUNITIES AND OBSTACLES

CREATING WELL-DESIGNED AFFORDABLE HOUSING: OPPORTUNITIES AND OBSTACLES

Authors: Donald Taylor-Patterson, David Luberoff | March 22, 2018

How do the notoriously complicated funding and approval processes for affordable housing shape the design of those projects? In particular, are the funding and approval processes so complex that they make it difficult, if not impossible, to incorporate high-quality design into the planning and execution of affordable housing?...

A SHARED FUTURE: AFFIRMATIVELY FURTHERING FAIR HOUSING: THE POTENTIAL AND THE CHALLENGE FOR FULFILLING THE PROMISE OF HUD'S FINAL RULE

A SHARED FUTURE: AFFIRMATIVELY FURTHERING FAIR HOUSING: THE POTENTIAL AND THE CHALLENGE FOR FULFILLING THE PROMISE OF HUD'S FINAL RULE

Author: Katherine O'Regan | February 27, 2018

This paper was originally presented at A Shared Future: Fostering Communities of Inclusion in an Era of Inequality, a national symposium hosted by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies in April 2017. ...

A SHARED FUTURE: THE POTENTIAL FOR HUD'S AFFIRMATIVELY FURTHERING FAIR HOUSING RULE TO MEANINGFULLY INCREASE INCLUSION

A SHARED FUTURE: THE POTENTIAL FOR HUD'S AFFIRMATIVELY FURTHERING FAIR HOUSING RULE TO MEANINGFULLY INCREASE INCLUSION

Authors: Raphael Bostic, Arthur Alcolin | February 27, 2018

This paper was originally presented at A Shared Future: Fostering Communities of Inclusion in an Era of Inequality, a national symposium hosted by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies in April 2017. ...