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Housing Programs in the United States: Responding to Current and Future Challenges

Housing Programs in the United States: Responding to Current and Future Challenges

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Published by: Bipartisan Policy Center on May 31, 2012
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Prepared for the Bipartisan Policy Center | June 2012
Housing Programs in the United States
Responding to Current and Future Challenges
 
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ABOUT BPC Founded in 2007 by former Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole and George Mitchell, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is a non-profit organization that drives principled solutions through rigorous analysis, reasoned negotiation and respectful dialogue. With projects in multiple issue areas, BPC combines politically balanced policymaking with strong, proactive advocacy and outreach. AUTHORS Diane Levy, Rolf Pendall, Marty Abravanel, and Jennifer Biess, Urban Institute DISCLAIMER This paper was prepared by consultants for the Bipartisan Policy Center as background for the Housing Commission. The data, information and projections in this paper are those of the consultants and not of the Bipartisan Policy Center or members of the Housing Commission. Please do not distribute or cite this research.
 
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Table of Contents
Executive Summary...............................................4
Challenge Areas..................................................................................... 4 Key Policy Questions .............................................................................. 7
Introduction............................................................8 Affordable Housing Challenges...........................9
Rental Housing Affordability..................................................................... 9 Homeownership for Low-Income Households ............................................12 Foreclosure Response and Recovery ........................................................14 Homelessness.......................................................................................16 The Growing Senior Population ..............................................................18 Housing Discrimination ..........................................................................20 Neighborhood Distress...........................................................................22 Energy Efficiency ..................................................................................25
Discussion and Conclusion.................................28 Notes.....................................................................31 Appendix A: Selected Federal Housing Programs by Challenge Area..............36 Appendix B: Selected State and Local Housing Programs by Challenge Area..............87

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