The GSH Blog

Can Housing Supply Meet Demand?

Can Housing Supply Meet Demand?

The Fairfax County government estimates a need for an additional 15,000 affordable housing units (for households who do not earn more than $60,000 a year). It is not clear that additional housing supply will meet the demands for affordable housing.

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Rental Market Changes

More Americans are turning to rental homes over home-ownership. For many of these renters, their financial straits are driving them to the rental market.

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Affordable Housing Meant a Chance to Go Back to School

With her savings growing, Ms. Elliott has gone back to school and begun to establish credit in her own name. Her daughter is attending a local middle school, and is excited that she now has a chance to participate in extracurricular activities.

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Support the Housing Trust Fund

It’s disappointing that the House recommendations included no increase to the Housing trust fund which will be a critical tool in supporting both our current and future residents in securing housing near these employment centers.

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Addressing the Affordable Housing Crisis

Addressing the Affordable Housing Crisis

The Opportunity Starts at Home Campaign’s recommendations include creating a larger supply of affordable housing and backstopping families with emergency financial support at times of housing crises. 

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Zoning’s Impact on Segregation

Zoning’s Impact on Segregation

At the end of last year, Minneapolis was the first major metropolitan center in the country to allow three-family homes (“triplexes”) in single-family zoned neighborhoods.

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Emerging Housing Crisis

Emerging Housing Crisis

In his recent article for the Washington Post, Mark Zandi of Moody’s Analytics points to the emerging crisis in housing. Whether it is through owning or renting a house, Zandi is clear that the crisis is around affordability. 

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Housing Insecurity and College

Housing Insecurity and College

The gap between the costs of college (with living expenses) and the financial resources of the student to attend college grew 23 percent from 2012 to 2016.

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