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Pandemic Depression

June 4, 2021, 7am PDT
The nationwide house price-to-rent ratio has hit its highest level since 1975.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
April 15, 2021, 9am PDT
It's hard to describe the current trends in the housing market as a "boom," though homebuying costs are surely rising.
Axios
March 31, 2021, 9am PDT
The CDC's eviction moratorium will stay in place until at least June 30, 2021.
CNN
March 29, 2021, 12pm PDT
Public transit cities around the world are operating well below pre-pandemic ridership levels, with many cutting service and no real clear idea about how and when a recovery will begin.
The New York Times
March 2, 2021, 5am PST
A critical economic bellwether is showing tentative signs of recovery.
Building Enclosure
Blog post
March 1, 2021, 5am PST
Have all cities lost people due to COVID-19, or just a few high-cost ones?
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
February 17, 2021, 12pm PST
The latest in a series of compendia gathering news and analysis about the effects of the COVID-19 on the built and natural environments—now and long into the future.
James Brasuell
February 9, 2021, 5am PST
Democrats in Congress are moving forward with a massive COVID stimulus package—with or without Republicans.
CNBC
February 3, 2021, 10am PST
An intimate look at what it’s like fighting for meaningful state-level rent relief when the powers that be don’t believe everyone is worth saving.
Shelterforce Magazine
Feature
January 31, 2021, 11am PST
The nation is now tasked with the challenge of changing course in the middle of multiple, global crises. The necessity of finding a way to overcome the failures of the past and lay the groundwork for a new kind of future has never been more clear.
James Brasuell
January 27, 2021, 9am PST
A research brief published recently by the Urban Institute provides insight into debt accruing among renters during the pandemic and what governments need to do to relieve the pressure.
Urban Institute
January 24, 2021, 11am PST
Despite the purported exodus of untethered Silicon Valley workers from the Bay Area, rents in the city are still the highest in the United States.
The Guardian
January 20, 2021, 6am PST
Housing policy can ensure a sustainable economic recovery by focusing on five outcomes.
Urban Institute
January 12, 2021, 10am PST
The decrease in U.S. economic activity during the pandemic year of 2020 reduced the country's greenhouse gas emissions by 10.3 percent.
Rhodium Group
December 22, 2020, 11am PST
A few last minute changes were included in the version of the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Act of 2020, approved by Congress last night.
APA Advocates via Twitter
December 18, 2020, 7am PST
To ensure families stay in their homes and stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government should extend the CDC's eviction moratorium and other rent relief measures through the new year.
Urban Wire
December 17, 2020, 12pm PST
A new economic stimulus package that appears headed for approval as of this writing will give $15 billion to public transit, far less than transit advocates had hoped, but far better than nothing.
Streetsblog USA
December 16, 2020, 6am PST
A new report by RentCafé reveals the extent of the pandemic's influence on the rental market—so far.
RentCafé
Blog post
December 15, 2020, 5am PST
Automobile-dependent planning has changed automobiles from a luxury into a necessity. Excessive vehicle costs leave many households without money to purchase essential food, shelter and healthcare. They need more affordable transportation options.
Todd Litman
December 10, 2020, 5am PST
U.S. PIRG has released the latest edition of the Highway Boondoggles report, the sixth edition of the report published since 2014.
U.S. Pirg