Rental Housing

June 17, 2016, 12pm PDT
A recent study of the Airbnb rental units in Seattle shows a growing supply of short-term rental units, which is also cutting into the city's available rental housing stock.
The Seattle Times
June 1, 2016, 11am PDT
Now that tech companies have "discovered" Portland, Oregon, longtime residents question whether the progressive city has done enough to protect them from displacement. Sound familiar?
The Atlantic
May 17, 2016, 11am PDT
A San Francisco startup will allow landlords to auction long-term rental leases to competing bidders online.
SF Gate
April 26, 2016, 7am PDT
Rapid development in Austin, TX has severely impacted rental housing, including mobile home parks, which are a source of low-income housing.
The Austin Chronicle
April 22, 2016, 12pm PDT
Taking steps to prevent Oakland from becoming the next San Francisco, the East Bay city passed a 90-day moratorium on certain kinds of evictions.
The Guardian
December 19, 2015, 5am PST
As Mayor de Blasio pulls out all the stops to make the case for zoning proposals critical to his affordable housing plans, the Citizens Budget Commission assessed the economics of housing construction in the city.
New York Citizens Budget Commission
December 10, 2015, 7am PST
A new report from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies adds to what seems, at this point, like a tsunami of bad news for rental housing affordability.
The Washington Post
Blog post
October 29, 2015, 2pm PDT
An op-ed explains the significance of the 2016 presidential election for the political clout of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Those supporting the agenda of HUD, according to this argument, should be wary of a Republican vistory.
Edward Poteat
August 15, 2015, 1pm PDT
A new report from Zillow shows evidence of a deepening crisis in the rental housing market.
Bloomberg Business
June 28, 2015, 1pm PDT
Even though it's simplified, Inside the Rent provides a window into the logic of developers trying to get apartments built in New York City. The game's creators emphasize its educational value.
Curbed NY
May 28, 2015, 9am PDT
Los Angeles will raise its minimum wage incrementally to $15 an hour by 2020. But with an inadequate supply of new housing, will this new spending power simply enable landlords to charge more? Some economists say yes.
KPCC
May 19, 2015, 6am PDT
Despite approving legislation to regulate short-term rentals in October 2014, San Francisco must go back to the drawing board to find legislation that works. Stay tuned.
The San Francisco Examiner
January 16, 2015, 7am PST
First, a new report from NYU's Furman Center details the evolving characteristics of subsidized rental housing in New York City. Second, the results from Mayor Bill de Blasio's affordable housing efforts are in from his first year in office.
NYU Furman Center
Blog post
November 4, 2014, 5am PST
A recent study reveals that Los Angeles is the least affordable city in the country. The incentives of homeowners all but ensure that the city will never have a mandate to increase its housing supply and restore health to the city's economy.
Josh Stephens
September 2, 2014, 10am PDT
Shaila Dewan details the increasing rates at which renters all over the country forced from their homes by eviction.
New York Times
June 30, 2014, 9am PDT
A Vice News video feature by Spencer M Chumbley and Mark Scialla explores the impacts of what it calls "draconian eviction laws" in Arkansas.
Vice News
April 17, 2014, 1pm PDT
Several recent reports lend credence to the “rent is too damn high” narrative. But exorbitant rents aren’t just a story in New York City or San Francisco—median rent is higher than 30 percent of median income in 90 cities in the United States.
New York Times
April 14, 2014, 1pm PDT
A recent article on PlannersWeb acts as a kind of playbook for building public support for affordable housing projects.
PlannersWeb
Blog post
April 8, 2014, 5am PDT
The 2014 National Realtor's Survey asked consumers for preferences in housing and neighborhood types. Although preferences trended toward the suburban, the number of people who want to live in urban areas is under-supplied by multi-family housing.
Shane Phillips
April 3, 2014, 11am PDT
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted earlier this week to allow property owners to rent “in-law units”—a major policy departure that could add tens of thousands of rental units to the constrained San Francisco real estate market.
SF Gate