Suburban Renters Flocked to Atlanta During the Pandemic
The city's comparatively affordable rents and low unemployment rate have attracted new residents during a year when many big cities saw their population growth slow.
California Lawmakers Seek New Ways to Relieve High Rents
Legislators are trying to chip away at the law that restricts tenant protections around the state.
More States Look to Expand Tenant Protections
Cities and states around the country are reconsidering decades-old bans on rent control.
Parsing a Portland Rent Check to See Where the Money Goes
A deep dive into what a Portland rent check pays for sheds light on strategies to help lower rising rents.
'Move to Buffalo' Is No Excuse
One common argument against building new housing in high cost cities is that people priced out of those cities can always move somewhere cheaper. This post responds to that claim.
The Landlord's Case for Stronger Rent Control
A small San Francisco landlord argues for repealing state restrictions on rent control.
Land Prices and New Housing
Some commentators argue that even if cities allow housing supply to expand, more permissive zoning will cause land prices to increase, causing rents to rise rather than fall. This post disagrees.
What Happened When Berlin Tried Rent Control?
Enacted in 2015, Berlin's "Mietpreisbremse" ordinance limits rent increases on some (but not all) apartments. According to this study, results have not been ideal.
Supply, Demand, and Housing Prices, Part 2
Rebutting arguments against the law of supply and demand.
Harvard Report: U.S. Housing Recovery Losing Momentum
The State of the Nation's Housing, a closely watched report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, was released to the public today.
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