Lifting people out of poverty is within our reach. And it all starts with a stable home. The Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation (PAHRC) is HAI Group’s independent, nonprofit research center dedicated to promoting the importance of affordable housing. Through industry collaboration and independent research, PAHRC spotlights the impact, outcomes and value that affordable housing brings to families and communities. PAHRC also delivers data and tools that help researchers, practitioners and advocates build evidence-based cases for why affordable housing matters. Explore our informative reports, research projects, data tools and maps, and other helpful resources.
2017 PAHRC Report Forum

The 2017 PAHRC Report examines the ways in which housing can shape resiliency and boost sustainability for individuals and the communities in which they live. It finds that investment in federal housing programs leverage dollars to combat poverty, promote economic mobility for low-income families, save money for communities, and stimulate economic growth. Click here to read the report and to access additional tools like customizable maps and infographics.

The Education Boost
The Education Boost: Lifting Families Out of Poverty estimates the value that improvements in education can have on positive exits from rental assistance, describes the barriers to low-income individuals face attending college, and investigates the gaps in educational attainment between rent-assisted households and low-income unassisted renters.