“Using Land to Restore Neighborhoods and Build Community” explores how community land trusts can be implemented to address a wide variety of needs and profiles four community land trust organizations that share how they evolved to better serve their communities.
The report, which focuses on the affordability challenges faced by healthcare workers, highlights five fast growing healthcare occupations: dental assistant, emergency medical technician, home health aide, licensed practical nurse and physical therapy aide.
Allocating affordable housing funds can be a daunting task, when need outpaces funds and political pressures abound. The National Housing Conference and the members of our Inclusive Communities Working Group therefore thought it would be helpful to share principles to guide states and localities in allocating resources. These principles arose from the group’s discussions of participants’ experiences and their observations of different allocation processes over time. We include some examples of allocation procedures based on the principles to help make the ideas more concrete.
This research note expands on the Paycheck to Paycheck 2016 analysis and explores the context in which these salaries are being earned by examining household spending on a variety of items. Households must balance their spending on housing with their spending on other key household needs, such as transportation and healthcare. The lowest income households face the greatest challenges in balancing these competing needs.