Our nation’s cities, towns and villages face a housing crisis. Across the country, subsidized and affordably priced homes for rental and homeownership are disappearing as a result of the strong forces within the housing market. New affordable units are not being built fast enough to meet current or projected needs. A widening gap between wages and rents is accelerating the loss – and fueling an increase in homelessness. 

NLC’s 2019 Housing Task Force compiled a report, featuring an analysis of the factors that caused the housing crisis, case studies of cities implementing innovative solutions, and recommendations for both local and federal leaders.