NLIHC to Host Congressional Briefing on Out of Reach 2018

NLIHC will host a Congressional briefing, today, June 25, 1:00pm to 2:00pm ET, on “Out of Reach: What State and Local Data Tell Us About The National Affordable Housing Crisis in the Congressional Visitor Center Room SVC 215.

One of the biggest barriers for families struggling to make ends meet is the severe shortage of affordable rental homes. During the briefing, speakers will share key information policymakers need to address this growing affordable housing crisis, impacting millions of the lowest income seniors, people with disabilities, families with children, people experiencing homelessness, and other individuals with extremely low incomes.

Speakers will share findings from Out of Reach: The High Cost of Housing and The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Rental Homes. The Out of Reach report documents the “housing wage” – or the hourly wage a full-time worker must earn in order to afford a rental home – in every state, metro area, and county. The Gap report estimates the shortage of affordable housing in every state and congressional district.

Invited speakers are:

  • Diane Yentel, president and CEO, National Low Income Housing Coalition
  • Andrew Aurand, senior vice president of research, National Low Income Housing Coalition
  • Ted Hicks, board member and resident, Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing