Affordable Housing Finance

Affordable Housing Primer

Published: 2020 | Shane Philips | UCLA Lewis Center


In this primer we will discuss five (5) affordable housing categories, including details about who builds them, how they’re built, who pays, and how rents are set and can change over time. We will also review six (6) affordability levels — that is, the restrictions on household income and other conditions that determine who can reside in a given affordable unit and how much they pay.