Affordable Housing, Community Development, Homelessness, Supportive Housing

PAHRC Report Reveals How Housing Prevents Poverty and Demonstrates On-Going and Needed Investments

Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation (PAHRC)

Recently, the Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation (PAHRC), the independent, non-profit research center of the HAI Group, released its third annual research publication – 2016 PAHRC Report: Housing is a Foundation. The report explores who receives rental assistance, its impact on their lives, the lack of funding for these programs, and innovative solutions to provide housing for those in need.

The report finds that, nationally, six million children, two million seniors, and three million people with disabilities receive rental assistance. Sixty percent (65%) of able-bodied, working-age rental assistance recipients are employed. These investments in their housing improve residential stability, health outcomes, and opportunities for educational attainment.

The current lack of funding for rental assistance prevents over 10 million qualified families from experiencing similar improvement. Additional funding to preserve as well as develop affordable housing can reduce the number of qualified families that do not receive assistance.

Click here to read the full report 


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