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Rural Blog: Rural residents are having a harder time affording rent; analysis has data for every county

Change in percentage of county residents with severe cost burden for housing in 2010-17(Stateline map; click on the image to enlarge it or click here for the interactive version) It’s getting harder to find affordable housing in rural America. “Nearly one-fourth of the nation’s most rural counties have seen a sizeable increase this decade in the number of households spending at least...

Kentucky Housing Corporation honors excellence in housing innovation at awards ceremony

Awards honoring excellence and innovation in affordable housing were presented during the 2018 Kentucky Affordable Housing Conference in Lexington, which was held Aug. 21-22. Kentucky Housing Corporation, the conference host and state housing finance agency, sponsored the awards to honor innovative techniques and strategies used by our partners to meet the needs of Kentuckians as well as lifetime...

Jeff Rubin: Affordable housing issues demand creative thinking and action

Some 40 million American households are paying more than a third of their incomes on rent, according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal. This is particularly disconcerting given that the number had been trending downward in recent years. It infers a continuing rental affordability crisis due in no small part to a deepening income inequality across the U.S. Add to that a growing shortage...