NYT explores how homeownership tax breaks distort economy, favor the rich

“The Republican plan, in short, is tinkering with subsidies so entrenched in the social fabric that they have become entitlements in all but name,” the Times wrote …

Rising costs putting pressure on renters: NLIHC study

Renting is often touted as an affordable alternative to homeownership, but recent studies have revealed that renters are feeling the pressure of rising rents just as much as buyers are struggling to find reasonably priced homes …

Why affordable housing is essential to our economy

What is the value of affordable housing? It goes beyond just finding homes for people. Two new reports released by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) explore both why affordable housing is essential to our economy and how the grave lack …

Why affordable housing is essential to our economy

What is the value of affordable housing? It goes beyond just finding homes for people. Two new reports released by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) explore both why affordable housing is essential to our economy and how the grave lack …

7 things to know from Ben Carson’s HUD confirmation hearing

The Senate Banking committee had a hot seat reserved for Donald Trump’s Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) secretary nominee, Ben Carson, at this week’s confirmation hearing …

Diane Yentel to helm the National Low Income Housing Coalition

Diane Yentel, a veteran affordable housing policy expert and advocate was just chosen to helm the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC). The organization’s board of directors selected Yentel to replace the retiring Sheila Crowley in the dual role of President and CEO.

The transition will take place in April …

DC a national leader in better-than-jumbo mortgages

There is a well-documented shortage of housing for America’s lowest income households. Part of the exhaustive study on the economics of housing has also produced an avalanche of information about the exact opposite end of the housing spectrum: those who have mortgages in excess of half a million dollars …

Should the mortgage interest deduction cap be lowered?

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) is on a mission to give low-income people better access to affordable and decent homes, and you might say that the housing advocacy group is taking a Robin Hood approach toward achieving that goal …