Tax Policy As Housing Policy

The Earned Income Tax Credit could improve housing affordability more effectively than federal housing programs.
November 7, 2003, 11am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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The Earned Income Tax Credit could provide a better tool for improving housing affordability than underfunded federal housing programs, according to a new research brief by Michael Stegman, Walter Davis, and Roberto Quercia. Examining two proposals for expanding the EITC, the authors find that these strategies could reduce housing cost burdens and eliminate poverty among hundreds of thousands of workers and families.

Thanks to Elena Sheridan

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Published on Friday, October 14, 2005 in The Brookings Institution
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