As the coronavirus pandemic began to unfold, forcing business closures and spiking unemployment, local government leaders worried that the broad loss of income among low-wage renters would result in mass evictions and produce a surge of homelessness.
The Fair Housing Act of 1968 prohibits discrimination based on race in the sale of housing, yet African Americans still experience the effects of explicit and implicit policies that barred them from the housing market before the act’s passage as well as ongoing discrimination in some cases.
Since 2011, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research has published Evidence Matters, a journal aimed at policymakers, researchers, and practitioners that focuses on the ways in which research informs housing and community development policy.
Headlining the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University’s (JCHS’) supplement to the State of the Nation’s Housing report, “Housing America’s Older Adults 2018,” is the notable fact that the majority of U.S. households — 65 million — are headed by someone who is at least 50 years old.
The U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Income and Program Participation
indicates that among Americans aged 15 and older, 15.2 million people had
challenges with cognitive, mental, or emotional functioning in 2010.