LIIF Joins HUD Secretary Donovan at Harvard Event on Affordable Rental Housing
A new study released by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, “America’s Rental Housing: Meeting Challenges, Building on Opportunities,” found that one in four renters spends more than half their income on rent and utilities and the problem of affordability is creeping into higher income groups.
LIIF President & CEO Nancy O. Andrews joined a panel of experts at a release event for the report in Washington, DC to discuss the challenges low income families face accessing affordable rental housing and the role of policy in addressing these issues. The event included a keynote address from Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan. The panel Ms. Andrews participated in was moderated by Chris Farrell, Economics Editor, Marketplace Money, and also featured Richard D. Baron, Co-Founder & Chairman, McCormack Baron Salazar, and Mark Calabria, Director of Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute.
- View photos of the event
- Download “America’s Rental Housing: Meeting Challenges, Building on Opportunities”
- Read more about the study from the Joint Center for Housing Studies
- Affordable rental housing scarce in U.S., study finds, Washington Post, April 26, 2011
- The report was supported by The MacArthur Foundation’s Window of Opportunity, Preserving Affordable Rental Housing initiative.