Foundation for Success: Section 4 Capacity Building Report, 2015-2016
Section 4 – officially, the federal Section 4 Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Program – strengthens local organizations across the United States. Through its annual grants, the program helps organizations find new solutions to create affordable homes and healthy neighborhoods for families, seniors, veterans, people with disabilities and other low-income people.
Housing and community development solutions are more important than ever, with more than 19 million households in the United States paying more than 30 percent of their income on housing. That leaves many families just one unforeseen event – an illness, a job loss, even a drop in hours at work – from eviction and homelessness. Meanwhile, many low-income families live in communities without access to jobs, good schools, transit or health care.
This report illustrates how Section 4 multiplies the impact of local efforts, targets community needs and helps families succeed.