News from the Partnership

Rental Assistance

According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, over 77,000 low income households in Wisconsin received federal rental assistance totaling $422,000. This is money paid to landlords on behalf of tenants and it limits their housing costs to 30 percent of their income. This means that they can better afford all the other things–like […]

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No Affordable Housing in Wisconsin for Minimum Wage Worker

In order to afford a modest, two-bedroom apartment at Fair Market Rent in Wisconsin, renters need to earn $15.92 per hour. In Madison, this number is higher—renters need to earn $18 per hour to affordable a modest, two-bedroom apartment. Housing wages for each community in Wisconsin were revealed in a national report released today. The […]

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Increased Rental Cost Burden

The number of households renting in the U.S. has increased by 9 million since 2005–to a total of 43 million households. During the same period, only 8.2 million rental units were added–so supply of housing is less than demand–which means rents are going up. As a result, 21.3 millions households pay more than 30 percent […]

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Join the National Low Income Housing Coalition!

WPHD is a member of the National Low Income Housing Coalition. NLIHC is an advocacy group that seeks reforms so that the lowest income individuals and families have access to affordable housing. They produce data and information that is used all over the United States to advocate for affordable housing. For example, they do a […]

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Affordable housing more important than ever

Recent data has indicated that since 2000, rents across the United States have INCREASED by 13 percent in real dollars. Over the same period, income has gone DOWN by 11 percent. So it is not surprising that families are having more trouble affordable their rent. And, that the need for affordable housing has grown, despite […]

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A stable home directly impacts student achievement

Summer is Wisconsin always goes fast! School is starting and kids are excited about returning to their classroom. I have been reading a lot lately about the link between housing and education. Did you know that every time a child moves, he or she loses somewhere between 3 and 6 months of educational achievement?   […]

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