Coming Affordable Housing Challenges for Municipalities After the Great Recession
(2013) Journal of Affordable Housing, Volume 21, Nos. 3-4
18 Pages Posted: 17 May 2013
Date Written: January 15, 2013
The article summarizes the challenges for cost-burdened renters in the current economy. The Great Recession’s effect on affordable housing in America was undeniably pervasive, and the statistical figures of cost-burdened rental households appear bleak when compared against the ongoing losses in rental housing stock. With fewer renters than ever supported through HUD assistance programs, however, municipalities simply cannot afford to take a back seat to the ramifications of additional housing unit loss, particularly as it appears that the number of rental households is poised for continued growth over the current decade. As this article details, municipalities can and should implement the limited and cost-efficient tools they have at their disposal to mitigate the impact of an increasingly competitive rental market on their low-income residents.
Keywords: affordable housing, land use
JEL Classification: R52, R2
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