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The bill, said NLIHC's outspoken President and Chief Executive Officer SHEILA CROWLEY, "expresses a callous disregard for the plight of millions of Americans who labor in the low-wage workforce and still cannot find modest housing they can afford to rent.
Nationally, the NLIHC study shows that one in seven households are putting more than 50 percent of their income toward housing.
"The reality is that there's a persistent and extensive gap between earnings at the low end of the wage scale and basic housing costs," says Sheila Crowley, executive director of NLIHC. "And rental rates aren't going to go down in the near future because there's still a severe shortage of housing [along with] high demand for housing."
NLIHC's Out of Reach 2010 report said "housing wages" increased 45 percent in the past 10 years on a national basis, up to $18.44 this year from $17.84 last year.
Additionally, one-quarter of all renter households live in counties where the income of an extremely low-income household does not represent even half of the income required to afford the two-bedroom fair market rent, according to the 2005 "Out of Reach" report from NLIHC.
The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), Washington, D.C., reported that 32 percent of voters nationally either had problems paying for housing at all or had to choose between paying for housing or medical expenses in 2005.
Furthermore, the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) estimates that, using HUD's guidelines, it takes two to three times the minimum wage to rent a one-bedroom apartment in 92 metropolitan areas, and triple the minimum wage to rent the same apartment in 24 metropolitan areas.
Relatedly, the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) has issued a report on voucher use that synthesizing the literature on the topic and makes recommendations for specific reforms.
"The hot rental markets are still hot and still out of the range of affordability," says' Linda Couch, deputy director, National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), Washington, D.C.
A recent survey by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) says that 52 percent of 800 U.S.
Sheila Crowley of the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) says this mismatch has everything to do with the stagnation of income of those at the lower end of the economic spectrum even in these times of overall national economic growth.
The Section 8 Rental Voucher Program was originally a Republican initiative, explains Kim Schaffer, outreach director for the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), a Washington, D.C, group dedicated solely to ending what it calls America's affordable-housing crisis.
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