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understanding of America’s affordable housing challenges and examines the impact of policies and programs developed to address these needs. Combining research and practical, real-world expertise, the Center lays the groundwork for the development of concrete and politically viable policies and programs that can be used to promote affordable housing across the country. Research Report for Homes for Working Families Homes for Working Families is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing policy changes that enable more of America’s working families to find safe, good-quality homes they can afford. It focuses on the families of teachers, police officers, retail associates, office workers and others who struggle to find homes they can buy or rent in the communities they support. It pursues its mission at the local, state and national levels. Funding Provided by the Annie E. Casey Foundation The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a private charitable organization dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States. It was established in 1948 by Jim Casey, one of the founders of UPS, and his siblings, who named the Foundation in honor of their mother. The Foundation’s philosophy is that children do well when their families do well and that families do better when they live in supportive communities. The Neighborhood Development Unit at Casey advocates for mixed-income communities, responsible relocation, responsible redevelopment and increasing the availability of affordable housing. 3 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This analysis could not have been possible without the generous contribution of time and expertise by the practitioners and other experts interviewed for this analysis and listed in Appendix A

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