HUD’s 2017 study “Worst Case Housing Needs” portrays a nation beset by diminishing housing options for poor families. The number of poor families struggling to pay rent or living in deplorable housing conditions has increased 41% in the decade since the beginning of the recession.More than 8.3 million poor households in 2015 qualified for but did not receive, federal housing assistance because of a lack of funding according to the biennial report to Congress. The report blames increasing competition for a diminishing supply of affordable housing for the increase, a result of declining homeownership and rising rents and the widening gap be [...]
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