Lifting people out of poverty is within our reach. And it all starts with a stable home. PAHRC’s newest research report, “HOUSING IS A FOUNDATION,” explores why, and what we can do to help now.
PAHRC Report Highligts
A stable home is an important predictor of a person’s quality of life. But for many, a decent home is increasingly unaffordable. Watch this short video to learn who rental assistance helps and why it is critical to our economic future.
PAHRC Report - 2016 Event
Fix housing and you can fix many of society’s larger ills, says Dr. Mark Joseph. Watch as he and Dr. Amy Khare discuss what makes a successful mixed-income development, and why community engagement matters.
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.


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.