Housing
Housing provides a foundation for social and economic mobility, with profound consequences for people’s health, safety, education, employment, and wealth building. Urban assesses housing affordability and options, evaluates housing programs, and studies how housing affects people’s well-being. We also propose strategies to help the people and places most in need and redress the harms of structural racism in housing markets. Policymakers, program designers, implementers, and advocates rely on Urban’s expertise to ensure all people have equitable access to healthy, sustainable housing.

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    New Point-in-Time count data from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development show homelessness has increased 12.1 percent from 2022 to 2023.




    Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center Housing Finance Policy Center Research to Action Lab
    Research Areas Housing finance Land use
    Tags Capital flows Evictions Fair housing and housing discrimination Federal housing programs and policies Homelessness Homeownership Racial homeownership gap Housing affordability Housing markets Housing stability Housing vouchers and mobility Land use and zoning Public and assisted housing Rental housing Residential mobility Shared equity housing Design and construction quality Community Reinvestment Act

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