About PAHRC

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.
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.
2017 PAHRC Report Forum
Save the Date: The second annual PAHRC Report Forum will take place the morning of Friday, June 2nd at 8:30 am at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center in Boston! To learn more about this event, please sign up here to receive updates on speakers, panels, and more.
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.