Something's Gotta Give: Working Families and the Cost of Housing
Publication Date: April 2005
Publisher(s): Center for Housing Policy (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Barbara J. Lipman
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Keywords: affordable housing; household spending
Barbara J. Lipman is the research director for the Center for Housing Policy. This in-depth report examines how unaffordable housing affects other aspects of our quality of life, finding that families who pay more than half of their household budget for housing often reduce expenditures for other essentials such as food, clothing, transportation and healthcare.