Affordable housing continues to be a pressing need in each of NC counties and across the nation. Strong research and data are being compiled to address housing affordability and access. The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency brings this research to inform efforts in our state. Our Policy Matters blog, reports on impacts and benefits and other white papers help frame affordable housing today and moving forward.
Benefits of Housing Reports
To make the strongest case possible for investments in affordable housing, the Agency leverages the latest research and studies on affordability benefits individuals and communities in ways other than just providing shelter. See the reports below to learn more about the benefits of affordable housing for the economy, education and health care.
Long-Term Program Impact Assessments
The Agency also conducts periodic impact assessments on our programs that build on existing research to estimate the specific economic benefits, cost savings and social outcomes of Agency investments.
Health Through Housing Investments and Impacts
The Agency’s statewide investments save public health care dollars by providing healthier homes with better access to care. Our Health Through Housing series shows how housing affordability, stability, quality and accessibility affect health care outcomes and costs as well as the potential returns on investments in rehabilitation and repair, rental assistance and supportive housing development.