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Report  | May 2017

Project-Based Rental Assistance: More Than Affordable Housing

By Nam D. Pham, Ph.D. and Mary Donovan

Project-Based Rental Assistance program (PBRA) provides rental assistance for about 2 million people in 1.2 million low-income, very low-income, and extremely low-income households to afford modest housing. In 2016, the annual household income of PBRA recipients averaged $12,359, while more than 46% earned less than $10,000 and nearly 87% of residents earned less than $25,000. Two-thirds of PBRA heads of households are seniors and disabled adults. PBRA helps to improve all areas of life and creates cost savings for governments and economic activity in communities. Individuals, families, and communities across America benefit from PBRA. This research measures the impact of the program in every state.