The number of families with children who lived on less than $2/day more than doubled since 1996;
Due to limited funding, only one in five very poor families received housing and
Of those with housing, more than 2.7 families with children without rental assistance pay more than half of their income on housing (or have other sever housing needs.
Advocates for a tax credit for very low-income renters are pushing for a more balanced federal housing policy. For example, a $5 billion investment would provide affordable housing for about 1.2 million of the lowest-income households in our country.