March 11 Press Call to Announce New Data on Affordable Rental Housing Shortage

Monday, March 4, 2013CONTACT: Amy Clark, 202.662.1530 x227, amy@nlihc.org March 11 Press Call to Announce New Data on Affordable Rental Housing ShortageWHAT: The National Low Income Housing Coalition will release Out of Reach 2013 at 2:00 PM (ET) on Monday, March 11, 2012. This annual research report is the source of the often-cited Housing Wage, or the hourly wage that an individual must earn to afford a modest market-rate rental home. Out of Reach highlights this data for every state, metropolitan area and county in the country, and provides additional data about housing affordability such as local wages and housing costs. This year’s press call will explore how a severe shortage of housing affordable to extremely low income renters leads to homelessness. WHEN: Monday, March 11, 2012, 2 pm ET WHO: Barbara Poppe, Executive Director, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness  Dr. Sheila Crowley, President and CEO, National Low Income Housing CoalitionMegan Bolton, Research Director, National Low Income Housing CoalitionAfter short remarks and an explanation of the data, the panel will take questions. CALL-IN NUMBER: 1-800-311-9405To RSVP and receive the participant code, please contact Amy Clark at 202.662.1530 x227 or amy@nlihc.orgPlease note: Key local and national data will be made available prior to the call for those who RSVP. This call is for media only.Out of Reach 2013 will be made available to the public on Monday, March 11 at 2 pm ET at http://nlihc.org/oor/2013