NLIHC was founded on the principle that data-driven advocacy works. Our ongoing research, as well as analysis of major new studies, makes clear the need for housing for America’s lowest income people.
Every year, we release our signature research publications--Out of Reach and The Gap. Out of Reach reports on the mismatch between what workers can afford and the market rents they must pay in every community in the United States. The Gap documents the gap between the number of renter households and rental units that are affordable and available to them, as well as housing cost burdens, by income groupings in every state and the largest 50 metropolitan areas.
Our research team also produces the Congressional District Profiles, which empower policy advocates with specialized data from their own communities. We produce specialized analyses of current issues, like emergency rental assistance, housing recovery after disasters, and the affordability gap.
Memo to Members and Partners Articles
February 21, 2023
Major Cities and Predominantly Urban CoCs Faced Largest Increases in Unsheltered Homelessness and Chronic Homelessness between 2020 and 2022
February 13, 2023
Older Black Adults Disproportionately Exit Homelessness to Incarceration, While Older White Adults Disproportionately Receive Permanent Supportive Housing
January 30, 2023