By Terrance Thornton | Your Valley
A trickle-down economy has emerged across the nation and no other marketplace exemplifies a winners-and-losers scenario better than the growing national and local affordable housing gap, outreach and housing experts say.
As permanent housing becomes more expensive while a global pandemic has fast-forwarded certain tenets of a shared-economy model the nonprofit sector has been brought to its knees.
Families on the brink of homelessness have grown in number, 501(c)(3) nonprofits have shrunk in size and scope and, most recently, a housing report provides a barometer for the degree of dire straits for those looking for a way out.
The National Low Income Housing Coalition and the Arizona Housing Coalition reports the working poor have become collateral damage in a war against a deadly virus and an underlying battle for a place to call home.