Multifamily Podcast

Rental Assistance and the Affordability Gap with NLIHC

Steve Guggenmos and Corey Aber

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No state has an adequate supply of affordable rental housing for the lowest income renters. In this episode, Steve and Corey focus on two topics we've covered a lot recently – the shortage of affordable housing and pandemic impacts – but with the fresh perspective of two lead researchers from the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC). Corey and Steve are joined by Daniel Threet, the lead author of NLIHC's 2021 Gap Report, and Rebecca Yae, lead author of the recent report Prioritization in Emergency Rental Assistance Programs' to Better Serve Priority Populations. Together they discuss the affordability gap and how recent renter assistance programs are being implemented around the country.

  • Chapter 1: 0:00 – Key findings from recent NLIHC reports
  • Chapter 2: 11:30 – Racial and ethnic disparities
  • Chapter 3: 16:00 – Pandemic impacts and emergency rental assistance programs
  • Chapter 4: 39:00 – Where to find assistance

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