HUD-logoEXCERPT: “During the 2013-to-2015 period, worst case needs for housing assistance persisted at high levels across demographic groups, household types, and regions. Worst case needs are defined as renters with very low incomes— no more than 50 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI)—who do not receive government housing assistance and who pay more than one-half of their income for rent, live in severely inadequate conditions, or both. Worst Case Housing Needs: 2017 Report to Congress examines the causes of and trends in worst case needs, using the most recent data from the American Housing Survey (AHS).1 Substantial unmet needs for affordable rental housing remain even as incomes are improving. The unmet need for decent, safe, and affordable rental housing continues to outpace the ability of federal, state, and local governments to supply housing assistance and facilitate affordable housing production.” FULLREPORT: