Paycheck to Paycheck

Share List   In this revised and updated version of its online, interactive database Paycheck to Paycheck, the Center for Housing Policy presents wage information for more than 60 occupations and home prices and rents for nearly 200 metropolitan areas. Paycheck to Paycheck utilizes consistent measures of wages and housing costs so you can: See…

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State of Homelessness in America

Share List The State of Homelessness in America, the first report of its kind, investigates the changes in homelessness across the country. In addition, the report examines economic indicators and demographic drivers of homelessness, examining how eight factors contribute to increased risk of homelessness among vulnerable populations. Source National Alliance to End Homelessness Teaser/Summary The…

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Effectively Preserving Philadelphia’s Workforce Housing Stock

Share List This issue brief examines the effectiveness of home repair programs as a neighborhood revitalization and workforce housing strategy. The brief argues that increased investment in Philadelphia’s Basic Systems Repair Program (BSRP) could not only prevent residential abandonment and maintain more workforce housing, but would actually be cost-effective. The brief presents housing stats to…

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Without Housing: Decades of Federal Housing Cutbacks, Massive Homelessness and Policy Failures

Share List This report by the Western Regency Advocacy Project makes the case that substantial funding for the production and preservation of affordable housing is absolutely critical to ending homelessness in this country. It thoroughly documents the massive federal funding cuts to affordable housing programs in the last 25 years, and illustrates the relationship between…

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Homelessness Counts

Share List A 2007 report from the National Alliance to End Homelessness. This report lays the groundwork for measuring efforts to end homelessness by establishing a baseline number of homeless people from which to monitor trends in homelessness. It uses local point-in-time counts of homeless people to create an estimate of the number of homeless…

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Effectively Preserving Philadelphia’s Workforce Housing Stock

Share List This issue brief examines the effectiveness of home repair programs as a neighborhood revitalization and workforce housing strategy. The brief argues that increased investment in Philadelphia’s Basic Systems Repair Program (BSRP) could not only prevent residential abandonment and maintain more workforce housing, but would actually be cost-effective. The brief presents housing stats to…

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Pat LaMarche on the Real Faces of Homelessness

Share List   Pat LaMarche, Vice President of Community Affairs at Safe Harbour, Inc., Cumberland County, PA, blogs at the Huffington Post on the real stories of individuals and families forced into homelessness.  These heartbreaking stories call attention to the often overlooked homeless population around the country and demand that we take action as advocates…

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