housing-affordability

New data shows Americans using more than 30 percent of income on rent | Five for the Weekend

BY: - December 10, 2022

The U.S. median household income from 2017-2021 was $69,021. In the United States, adjusted for inflation to 2021 dollars, the median household income increased 10.5 percent from $62,460 in 2012-2016.

Record rent increases, low wages are driving an eviction crisis, U.S. Senate panel told

BY: - August 3, 2022

The chair of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, said that families are being priced out of buying homes, and rising rents mean that tenants are “just one illness or job loss or car repair away from eviction.”

Councilmember Cherelle Parker says “I think we, at the local level, can come up with solutions not just for Philadelphia, but also for Pennsylvania, and the nation.”

Philadelphia’s home appraisal bias task force issues its final report

BY: - July 30, 2022

This report is the culmination of more than a year’s work.

Mobile home park, Sarasota, Florida, USA, elevated view

Pa. man says mobile home residents are ‘sitting on a time bomb’ in red-hot housing market

BY: - April 9, 2022

Mobile home parks provide affordable housing for millions of low-income residents — including seniors on fixed incomes.

Bethlehem dangles tax breaks in special zone to developers who include affordable housing

BY: - December 5, 2021

To get the break, developers would have to set aside every 10th unit for persons deemed low, very low or extremely low income.

Protesters pledge to defy PHA order to vacate, picket outside CEO’s home

BY: - July 16, 2020

Organizers for the encampment at 21st Street and Ridge Avenue on Wednesday slammed PHA CEO Kelvin Jeremiah, alleging he has failed to negotiate.

COMMENTARY

How Pa.’s failure to raise the minimum wage will make the housing affordability crisis even worse | John L. Micek

BY: - June 25, 2019

Policy decisions, just like elections, have consequences.