The report, which documents the gap between wages and the cost of housing, and breaks down and maps housing wage data by state, metropolitan area and county, also points out that in no jurisdiction can a worker earning the federal or prevailing state minimum wage afford a two-bedroom rental home at FMR by working a standard 40-hour week.
A new Enterprise white paper highlights proven strategies for boosting the supply of affordable housing and reducing costs. It draws on the successes of some of the country’s most expensive areas to offer guidance to communities working to address the scarcity of affordable homes and the rising cost of development.
In the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Gulf Coast VP Michelle Whetten calls on New Orleans Mayor Cantrell and the City Council to take the steps that will fulfill voters' priority for more affordable housing.
SVP and Chief Program Officer Laurel Blatchford shares Enterprise's deep concern about HUD's suspension of the Assessment of Fair Housing, a crucial tool for addressing entrenched segregation and economic inequality.
Building on the Enterprise Publicly Owned Parcels research initiative, this is a case study that addresses six challenges associated with the publicly owned parcel development process in the region, with the goal of providing recommendations that would help the region’s public agencies expand their efforts to coordinate and ensure that effective policies and adequate resources are in place to facilitate more equitable development.
David Bowers, vice president and Mid-Atlantic market leader, notes in the story, "We need policymakers and leaders to be much more intentional about preserving affordable housing" along transit corridors.