SOURCE: National Housing Conference

January 08, 2007 18:11 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Center for Housing Policy to Release Compelling New Housing Findings for Health Care Workers in U.S. Metro Areas

Joint Announcement: Center Findings Compare Housing Affordability for Nation, and More Than 200 Metropolitan Area Markets, With Earnings Data for Health Care and Other Workers; Homes for Working Families Provides a New Corresponding Handbook Focused on Proven Housing Policy Solutions for Communities Nationwide

WASHINGTON, DC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 8, 2007 --


On Wednesday, January 10, 2007, the Center for Housing Policy will release compelling new housing data for America's health care workers as part of a joint announcement with Homes for Working Families. Specifically, the Center will release a groundbreaking new analysis of housing and earnings data for health care workers in more than 200 Metropolitan areas nationwide. The announcement also compares homeownership and rental costs with the earnings of workers in a total of more than 60 key community occupations. Homes for Working Families will release a corresponding new handbook of proven housing policy solutions for state and local leaders in communities around the country. The Center for Housing Policy is the research affiliate of the National Housing Conference.


How Affordable is Your Community? When it comes to the health and vitality of America's communities, affordable housing plays a key role. And where it is lacking, the challenges are formidable. Employers struggle to attract and retain the labor force so vital to their bottom line. Low- to moderate-income families work extended hours, endure long commutes or cut back on basic necessities -- to the detriment of their children.

By comparing the salaries of health care and other workers to the costs of owning and renting a home, the upcoming announcement shows where homes are unaffordable to essential workers. In addition, the announcement focuses on the tools and policies necessary to address these concerns.

Media Contacts:

Michele Anapol                       Kathryn Murray St. John
Center for Housing Policy and NHC    Homes for Working Families
(202) 466-2121, x226                 (202) 580-6224            
The Center for Housing Policy is the research affiliate of the National Housing Conference (NHC). The Center works to broaden understanding of America's affordable housing challenges and examines the impact of policies and programs developed to address these needs. For more information, please go to

Homes for Working Families is a nonprofit, charitable 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. For more details, please go to

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:

    Michele Anapol
    Center for Housing Policy and NHC
    (202) 466-2121, x226
    Email Contact

    Kathryn Murray St. John
    Homes for Working Families
    (202) 580-6224
    Email Contact