Edward Seiler Author Archives

Economic Research Report: Estimating the Local Economic Impacts of Building Affordable Housing

According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s influential 2019 Gap report, the nation’s lowest-income households face a shortage of over seven million affordable and available rental homes.

Senior Housing Economic Research Report: Spending Patterns of Older Americans

America is aging. So much so, that by 2035 one-third of U.S. households will be headed by someone 65 or older, and 16 million households by someone 80 or older.

Economic Research Report: Determining Rents in Mixed-Income Properties

Mixed-income development is of increasing importance in the affordable housing industry.

Housing Affordability Includes Commuting Costs

Rental-housing affordability is a serious issue for many essential moderate-income (“workforce”) workers – especially in more affluent population centers.

Why Income Averaging Matters

If you’ve attended an affordable housing conference in the past few months, much of the conversation has likely centered around income averaging.

Measuring Moderate-Income Affordability

California incomes have been booming, especially in the high-tech sector. The state now has the fifth largest economy in the world.