The Davis Vanguard: Report Finds Huge Housing Shortage Nationwide, with California Leading the Way

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New Report Shows Severe Shortage of Affordable Homes, Especially in California and for Extremely Low-Income Renters, People of Color
March 18, 2021
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Affordable housing has been a crisis in California, but a new report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition on Thursday found that the problem is nationwide with a shortage of 6.8 million rental homes affordable and available to extremely low-income renters, whose household incomes are at or below the poverty guideline or 30 percent of their area median income.

The report highlights an across-the-nation, systemic shortage of rental housing for extremely low-income households.

The report also points to the racial disparities that exist among extremely low-income renters, a remnant of centuries of anti-Black discrimination and other inequities that our Black and Brown neighbors continue to contend with today.

“Housing is the foundation for strong, thriving, and equitable communities,” said Amie Fishman, NPH Executive Director in a release on Thursday.

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