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 6, 2023

Budget Control Act Severely Constrained Annual HUD Appropriations

Note: Adjusted for inflation. Key HUD programs include Tenant-Based Rental Assistance, Project-Based Rental Assistance, Public Housing Capital and Operating Funds, CDBG, HOME, Section 202, and Section 811. A significant share of the FY23 increase was the result of earmarks for CDBG, which are…