NLIHCNational Low Income Housing Coalition
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Nationally, the NLIHC study shows that one in seven households are putting more than 50 percent of their income toward housing.
The NLIHC proposal would limit the mortgage interest deduction (MID) to the first $500,000 of mortgage debt and convert it to a 15 percent non-refundable tax credit.
Rents continue to go up despite the fact we have a lot of excess housing on the market, but we don't have it available to people with low income," said Sheila Crowley, president of NLIHC.
Tegeler said that PRRAC joins with the NLIHC in calling for increased production of affordable housing in the country.
To alleviate the strain of funding housing programs solely at the state and local level, NLC and NLIHC support the passage of the National Housing Trust Fund.
COALITION, RENTAL HOUSING FOR AMERICA'S POOR FAMILIES: FARTHER OUT OF REACH THAN EVER 2002, at Introduction, (noting that annual NLIHC studies of housing data reveal that the affordability gap widens each year, stating: "[T]he rapid expansion of single family houses .
According to the NLIHC survey, 66 percent of the respondents said Congress should establish a National Housing Trust Fund.
NLIHC and others have been at work to require HUD to negotiate up to market those projects that are currently below as well as in those areas where there is a tight rental market.
NLIHC educates, organizes, and advocates to ensure decent, affordable housing within healthy neighborhoods for everyone.
Details: The report is available on the NLIHC web site at http://www.
More data for all of PA's counties and Metropolitan Statistical Areas are available at the NLIHC website, http://www.