• Volume 19, Number 1
  • Managing Editor: Mark D. Shroder
  • Associate Editor: Michelle P. Matuga

Leveraging More-Precise Governmental Support To Ensure the Middle Doesn’t Go Missing

Carol Galante
University of California, Berkeley

Housing stability is a key driver of economic stability and mobility. More than ever before, millions of middle-income Americans living in high-cost regions are struggling to access homes they can afford. Ineligible for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) or Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Programs because they earn too much, and with market-rate rent and home prices increasingly out of reach, this population—consisting largely of firefighters, nurses, teachers, and other members of the workforce—is falling through the cracks.

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