Report Highlights Housing Workers’ Affordability Challenges

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 10:00am

The National Housing Conference (NHC) today released the 2017 edition of its Paycheck to Paycheck report on the housing affordability challenges of workers in several occupations across 203 metropolitan areas. The 2017 edition focused on the affordability challenges faced by medical professionals and found that workers in five fast-growing healthcare occupations struggle to find and maintain affordable housing near their places of work. The report discusses several policy solutions, including improvements to the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) proposed in the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2017 (S. 548), introduced by sponsored by Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah.  NHC also updated its Paycheck to Paycheck database