The state of the nation's housing 2021

Inequalities amplified by the pandemic remain front and center. Households that weathered the crisis without financial distress are snapping up the limited supply of homes for sale, pushing up prices and further excluding less affluent buyers from homeownership. At the same time, millions of households that lost income are behind on their housing payments and on the brink of eviction or foreclosure.

Harvard University • June 2021

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NCSHA Washington report

State programs expect to pay more than 200,000 renters more than $1 billion in assistance to cover back rent and utilities and avoid evictions and homelessness in July, according to projections.

NCSHA • July 2, 2021

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The tight housing market boxes out government-insured borrowers, widening homeownership gaps

In the tightened housing market, sellers’ reluctance to accept offers from buyers backed by the Federal Housing Administration and US Department of Veterans Affairs disadvantages households of color, younger households, and those with lower incomes, credit scores, and wealth.

Urban Institute • June 16, 2021

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