NLIHC: Housing Investments Combat Inflation

The targeted housing investments in the Build Back Better Act are critical to addressing a central driver of inflation – the rising cost of rent. Housing accounts for at least one third of a household’s budget, making it the single largest component of the consumer price index (CPI), a popular measure of inflation. For 7.6 million households with extremely low incomes – those with incomes below the federal poverty limit or 30% or less of area median income – housing consumes 50% or more of their monthly budget.  

A $25 billion investment would expand rental assistance to an estimated 300,000 households, protecting these households from the harmful impacts of inflation and preventing housing instability and homelessness.

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