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Research Reports

PAHRC produces a number of yearly research reports that examine key themes in affordable housing and provide updated statistics on the supply of housing assistance, those receiving assistance, and the impacts on residents and communities.

Housing Impact Report

In the US, there are 12 million very low-income cost-burdened households that could benefit from housing assistance, but do not receive, according to conservative estimates.

A home that’s made affordable through housing assistance increases stability, improves health and education outcomes, boosts financial security, and can lead to economic mobility for low-income families. Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation’s annual report, the Housing Impact Report (formerly known as the PAHRC Report), describes the latest research on the impact housing assistance has on families, adults, seniors, and children.
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Full Report
Map: How Far Does Rental Assistance Go
Executive Summary

Other Housing Impact Reports

MTW Research

PAHRC has worked closely with MTW agencies and other research institutions to produce a series of reports on the Moving to Work (MTW) program. As America’s Housing Policy Lab, the MTW program provides many avenues to study how housing can impact people and communities.

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Other Projects

PAHRC is engaged in a number of research projects and research collaborations on topics important in demonstrating the impact of affordable housing.

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Research Spotlights

Strategies for Investing in Opportunity

Strategies for investing in Opportunity; An Assessment of the Assisted Housing Portfolio, Neighborhood Quality and Opportunity Capital” maps the project-based federally assisted housing portfolio onto neighborhood opportunity capital, neighborhood quality, and neighborhood change. In doing so, it defines possible investment strategies community stakeholders can use to expand assisted housing in opportunity areas, bring opportunity to places through housing-led development, and preserve assisted housing in opportunity areas. Click the resources below to explore the data in your community and learn more.

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Other Research Spotlights