Surging housing prices are putting the dream of a home beyond the reach of middle and low-income workers in many cities around the country
The center is an advocate for affordable housing. 
Home ownership has seen significant expansion over the past 10 years with Fannie Mae now claiming that 69%  of Americans own their homes.
Wages have held flat for community workers and aren’t likely to rise in the near future. The median home price is consistent with that of the National Association of Realtors [Note: PDF] .