Today, April 11, 2018, marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Federal Fair Housing Act. Precipitated by the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Congress took action to provide housing equally for all US residents with no regard for race. Check out the link below and watch the speech by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
This Forbes article outlines the important connection between housing supplies and housing prices. Look to Tokyo for answers to the housing crunch in many US cities.
The new budget deal restored some funding and in general will give a boost to the LIHTC program.