Across the nation, the housing needs of low-income families are growing rapidly. In the last decade, major changes in social policies and an expanding economy led to greater labor force participation by single mothers, declines in unemployment rates among women and minorities, and higher real wages for the country’s less-skilled workforce. Despite this progress, many low-income workers still do not have safe and affordable housing for their families. An increasing number of families are spending more than half of their income on housing or are living in severely substandard housing.
Project: Inclusive Housing
NGA Center for Best Practices. (2002, March). Increasing access to housing for low-income families [Issue Brief]. Washington, DC: Author.