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Housing Landscape summarizes the severe housing cost burdens of low- and moderate-income working households. These low- and moderate-income households include full- and part-time workers who serve our communities and our economy in many capacities. Authors Mindy Ault, Lisa Sturtevant and Janet Viveiros examine how they are faced with significantly greater affordability challenges than the overall population. In 2013, 21.2 percent of working households were severely cost burdened (9.6 million households). Twenty-five percent of working renters and 17.1 percent of working homeowners paid more than half of their incomes for housing that year.

Mindy Ault is a research associate at NHC’s Center for Housing Policy. Her research areas include homelessness and housing-first policies, housing intersections and economic and demographic factors related to housing affordability.

Lisa Sturtevant, Ph.D. is NHC’s Vice President for Research and Director of the Center for Housing Policy. Her primary areas of research include the relationship between housing and economic development, residential mobility and demographics.

Janet Viveiros is a senior research associate at NHC. Janet’s research interests center on the connection between affordable housing and education, health and economic self-sufficiency outcomes.

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