In nearly every area of the country, both renters and homeowners are spending more than 30 percent of their income on housing, according to a recent National Low Income Housing Coalition report. According to the group, there is a particularly severe shortage of rental homes for extremely low-income earners.
Californians in the Central Valley still struggle with effects from the five-year drought. For some, that means dry wells and a high price tag to repair or replace them.
In Fresno County one resident’s well went dry two years ago and she’d been refilling 25 gallon jugs at a friend’s house until last year when Self-Help Enterprises helped her access a refillable water tank for household water use. The tank is provided through a state-funded program for emergency drinking water assistance.
According to some climate researchers, California may be at risk for flooding – or, as they call it, “precipitation whiplash,” whereby drought and extreme downpours alternate.
Join decision makers, funders, and others who are focused on supportive housing and broad scale housing initiatives as they gather in Los Angeles this June 5 – 7 for the only national conference devoted to supportive housing, and will hear from experts sharing their insights, hands-on experiences, and guidance.
Researchers have published two scientific studies that demonstrate expanding arid temperatures in the American West threaten sensitive water supplies for cities and rural areas.