In the eight months since sequestration was implemented, media outlets have reported on how sequestration has effected low income households. NLIHC collected and analyzed 314 articles published between February 25 and September 30, 2013 that cover the local impact of sequestration of housing programs that serve the lowest income households. The analysis was released on November 18 and is entitled “Using the Media to Track the Effects of Sequestration on Low Income Housing Programs.” NLIHC was assisted in the compilation of articles by the Coalition on Human Needs, the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities, and the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials.
The compilation of articles is available in three formats: by state of media report, by date of media report, and by impact type as categorized by NLIHC. The report will be updated to reflect new problems that emerge in the coming months as they are reported in the media.