THE JCHS 2016 State of the Nation’s Housing report and accompanying webcast detailed how the private market is failing to supply housing that is affordable to lower-income households. Indeed, a National Low Income Housing Coalition report found that in 2014, for every 100 very low-income renters (those earning up to 50 percent of area median income) only 57 rental units were affordable and available. The resulting gap in affordable housing supply is due in part to a lack of low-rent units, and is compounded by the fact that many existing low-rent units are occupied by higher-income households. Read the full article