What's Up Newp: There is a national housing crisis for the poor … and it's getting worse
By Frank Prosnitz - March 21, 2019
“They are one broken down car, one missed day of work, one sick child away from a financial emergency, from not being able to pay their rent,” said Diane Yentel, president and CEO of the Washington D.C. based National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC). “There is no doubt we have a housing crisis in our country. The bad news is the crisis is getting worse.”
The Coalition is among the leading organizations nationally advocating for the lowest income Americans at a time when the nation faces an affordable housing crisis.
We spoke with Yentel just after the organization released its annual report in March, “The Gap, A Shortage of Affordable Homes,” a report that defines the severity of the problem, one impacting some eight million households.
WhatsUpNewp has been following the affordable housing crisis in Rhode Island. We've detailed the problem and frustration among several advocates as most of the state's cities and towns are woefully short of affordable and available housing, failing to meet the 10 percent minimum mandated by the state legislature decades ago.
Courtesy of What's Up Newp