National Low Income Housing Coaliton –
Housing Spotlight Report
The National Low Income Housing Coalition (www.NLIHC.org) has released a new report on America's Affordable Housing Shortage: the problem and proposed solutions. A chart of state comparisons shows that Florida is among the states with less than the national level of affordable and available housing units: for Extremely Low Income families, an average of only 23 housing units are available per 100 households (compared to a national average of 30). Click here to read the entire report.
Here is a description of the report from the NILHC website:
Housing Spotlight: America’s Affordable Housing Shortage, and How To End It provides an in-depth analysis of the growing gap between the number of low income renters and the number of units that are affordable and available to them. This analysis comes from the 2011 American Community Survey and shows that there are just 30 affordable and available units for every 100 households with an income at or below 30% of the area median income. This Housing Spotlight provides data at both the national and state level and proposes that funding the National Housing Trust Fund is the best way to begin filling this growing gap.