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.

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Leveraging Federal Resources to Extend ERA

NLIHC released a new brief today, “Extending the Reach of Emergency Rental Assistance: Leveraging Federal Resources.” The brief explores how three federal programs – the Coronavirus State and Local…

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May 12, 2022

Leveraging Federal Resources to Extend ERA

NLIHC released a new brief today, “Extending the Reach of Emergency Rental Assistance: Leveraging Federal Resources.” The brief explores how three federal programs – the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF), HOME Investment Partnerships-American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP), and…

April 25, 2022

NLIHC Releases The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes

NLIHC released its annual report The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes, finding the lowest-income renters in the U.S. face a shortage of approximately 7 million affordable and available rental homes. Drawing on multiple data sources, the report documents how the pandemic has exacerbated the…