Out of Reach

Since its founding in 1974 by the federal housing policy expert, Cushing Dolbeare, the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLiHC) has used data to document America's housing affordability crisis. As part of her original analysis, Cushing observed a fundamental mismatch between the wages people earn and the price of decent housing, what we now call Out of Reach. Today, housing is still out of reach for far too many, and the gap between what people earn and the price of decent housing continues to grow.

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