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Fed Report on Economic Well-Being: Only 61 Percent Able to Cover $400 Unexpected Expense

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System has released its Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2018. It shows that three percent of renters were evicted or moved because of the threat of eviction in the prior two years. It also shows that over half of U.S. renters needed a repair to their homes at some point in the prior year, and 15 percent of renters had moderate or substantial difficulty getting their landlord to complete the repair.

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HUD Releases Location Affordability Index Updates

Last week HUD released Version 3 of the Location Affordability Index (LAI) dataset. The LAI is a nationwide database of modeled household housing and transportation costs launched by HUD and the Department of Transportation in 2013. The updated version provides greater insight into how these costs vary by geographic and household characteristics. Version 3 primarily uses data from the 2012-2016 American Community Su

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CLPHA Report: Cross-Sector Partners Collaborate to Eliminate Barriers to Postsecondary Success

A new report released from the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) showcases the work of five public housing authorities (PHAs) that are successfully collaborating with postsecondary institutions and local nonprofit organizations to increase college access, retention and graduation rates for current public housing residents and college students who are experiencing homelessness.

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