During a webinar held on January 14, NLIHC Research Director Megan Bolton discussed the primary findings from the report Aligning Federal Low Income Housing Programs with Housing Need. This report is the first product of NLIHC’s Alignment Project, which explores how existing federal housing resources are being used and how they might be better aligned with the need for housing among extremely low income households. Among the findings discussed is NLIHC’s determination that 33% of households living in LIHTC properties also receive rent assistance.
Shannon Nazworth, Executive Director of Ability Housing of Northeast Florida, discussed some of the strategies her organization uses to develop housing for extremely low income households. One of the properties developed by Ability Housing was a featured case study in NLIHC’s report.
Also presenting on the webinar was Ann O’Hara, co-founder of the Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc. (TAC). TAC is completing a report on innovative permanent supportive housing financing strategies being employed by state housing finance agencies. Ms. O’Hara provided an overview of these models and discussed how they might inform future National Housing Trust Fund strategies.
The slides from this webinar are available at http://nlihc.org/events/webinars.
The full report, Aligning Federal Low Income Housing Programs with Housing Need, is available at http://nlihc.org/library/research/alignment.