Join Today’s Discussion: #TheGap19 Twitter Chat
Join NLIHC for a Twitter chat about the findings in The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes 2019 and about practical solutions at 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET today. Follow the discussion using #TheGap19 and share questions for the authors.
NLIHC released The Gap on March 14. CityLab also published an op-ed from NLIHC President and CEO Diane Yentel about the report on the 14th. The report finds a shortage of 7 million affordable and available rental homes for households with extremely low incomes at or below the poverty guideline or 30% of the area median income (AMI), whichever is higher. Seventy-one percent of extremely low-income households are severely housing cost-burdened, spending more than half of their incomes on housing. Extremely low-income renters are more likely to be severely housing cost-burdened than any other income group, accounting for 73% of all severely housing cost-burdened renters in the U.S. The report calls for a significant and sustained federal commitment to affordable housing programs targeted at the lowest-income renters.
Use this opportunity to join a public conversation around the solutions outlined in The Gap. Even if you don’t have a question to ask, retweet the Twitter conversation to help educate others on the importance of the report.
The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes 2019 is available at: https://reports.nlihc.org/gap