Housing Insecurity


Austin’s Basic-Income Experiment Improved Housing Security for Participants

Recipients largely spent the monthly $1,000 on basic necessities like housing and food, which mirrors results of similar programs in other U.S. cities.

February 8, 2024 - Business Insider

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Pandemic Relief Programs Prevented Homelessness Despite Housing Burden

A new study highlights the important role of emergency relief funding and eviction bans in stemming the rise of homelessness even as more families became housing-insecure.

August 23, 2023 - Bloomberg CityLab

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Growing Numbers of Ohio Renters at Risk of Eviction

Data released by the state shows a growing number of Ohio households are spending ore than half of their income on housing.

July 24, 2023 - Spectrum News 1

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Montana Legislature Considering Historic Package of Pro-Housing Development Bills

State legislators agree the cost of housing is a growing problem, but there is little consensus on how to boost the supply of affordable housing.

April 10, 2023 - The Missoulian

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Study: Housing Market Instability Requires Robust Policy Response

A report from the Urban Land Institute calls for a multi-faceted approach to stabilizing the housing market and protecting tenants and homeowners.

December 29, 2021 - Smart Cities Dive

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UCLA Report Raises Housing Crisis Alarm to L.A. Officials

A new UCLA report predicts a grim future for renters in Los Angeles. The report, the first issue published in a new journal dedicated to housing and the coronavirus, spells out what government officials must do to offset and prevent further damage.

June 2, 2020 - UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy

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New Weekly Survey from U.S. Census Bureau Provides Crucial Insight for Recovery Efforts

Weekly releases of key data sets illustrate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on U.S. citizens as a U.S. Census Bureau effort to enable data-driven decision-making in recovery planning.

May 22, 2020 - U.S. Census Bureau

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Community Development Is Crucial in This Moment

The pandemic is highlighting the crucial necessity of community developers’ work. Here’s what the field will need to play its part in the recovery.

April 1, 2020 - Shelterforce Magazine

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The Homeless Working Poor

The Salinas Valley in California is an agricultural powerhouse, but homelessness and hunger abound. Finding affordable housing is becoming increasingly difficult, even for people with jobs.

December 16, 2019 - The California Sunday Magazine

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The Dire Straits of the Working Homeless

Due to stagnant wages and the lack of affordable housing in many U.S. cities, even people with jobs are finding themselves slipping into homelessness.

September 4, 2019 - The New Republic

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