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Affordability and Availability of Rental Housing in Pennsylvania

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Report Sections

  • Executive Summary

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  • Chapter 1: Introduction

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  • Chapter 2: Housing Characteristics in Pennsylvania and Neighboring States in 2000

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  • Chapter 3: Housing Conditions of Pennsylvania's Lower Income Renters in 2000

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  • Chapter 4: A Mid-Decade Update: Housing Conditions in 2005-06

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  • Chapter 5: Implications for Policymakers and Suggested Research

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  • Appendix A: County Level Housing Characteristics in 2000

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  • Appendix B: Measuring National Needs for Affordable Rental Housing: A Brief Review of Past Research and Strategy Recommendations

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  • Appendix C: Methodology for Calculating Affordable and Available Rental Housing Units Using CHAS Data

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  • Appendix D: County-Level Examination of Rental Housing Needs in 2000

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  • Appendix E: Using 2005 and 2006 ACS Data to Assess Rental Housing Needs

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  • Appendix F: Changes Between 1990 and 2000 by DCED Regions and Consolidated PUMAs

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  • Appendix G: Changes Between 2000 and 2005-06 by DCED Regions and Consolidated PUMAs

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  • Bibliography

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  • Glossary

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