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Rent

October 4, 2020, 11am PDT
As Americans deal with job losses and ongoing unemployment, rent bills are piling up and a wave of evictions looms on the horizon.
Route Fifty
September 11, 2020, 7am PDT
More than a dozen states are using Community Development Block Grant funding from the CARES Act to fund emergency rental and mortgage assistance programs.
Shelterforce Magazine
August 28, 2020, 7am PDT
Millions of people who live in manufactured homes were already vulnerable. The pandemic has made their housing situations even more precarious.
Urban Wire
May 6, 2020, 9am PDT
What would it actually mean to cancel rent?
Shelterforce Magazine
April 26, 2020, 9am PDT
A bill announced by Rep. Ilhan Omar would release tenants and homeowners from housing payments until the national emergency is lifted, and would make up the losses to landlords and lenders through a federal fund.
Shelterforce Magazine
March 31, 2020, 11am PDT
Preventing catastrophe when eviction moratoriums lift requires major waivers and changes of policy—but ones advocates say are fully within HUD's power.
Shelterforce Magazine
Blog post
February 10, 2020, 6am PST
Is the existence of vacant apartments an excuse not to build new housing?
Michael Lewyn
July 18, 2019, 9am PDT
Sydney built more than 30,000 multi-unit homes last year. That new supply has meant falling rents in most of the city.
The Sydney Morning Herald
June 27, 2019, 1pm PDT
A quarter of all Massachusetts renters spend more than half their income on rent. A report from the Smart Growth Alliance argues NIMBYism is partly to blame.
CityLab
March 8, 2019, 6am PST
Senators Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, and Elizabeth Warren have all announced housing plans.
The Mercury News
August 30, 2018, 1pm PDT
If the rent is too damn high, it might still be a good investment.
CityLab
March 20, 2018, 11am PDT
A building boom in cities like Seattle has slowed rising rents, but experts don't see this as a lasting trend.
Governing
January 16, 2018, 7am PST
After years of rising rents D.C., 2017 brought a bump in new apartment supply and a dip in apartment rents around the city.
Bisnow
May 10, 2017, 7am PDT
U.S. landlords are getting a bigger share of the economic pie than they ever have before, according to new government data.
Market Watch
April 30, 2017, 5am PDT
Rising rents and low income residents have made this South Side neighborhood a locus for evictions and forced moves.
Chicago Reader
March 14, 2017, 10am PDT
Portland has built many new apartments in the city's core, and that seems to be slowing down rent growth in the area.
The Oregonian
March 3, 2017, 10am PST
San Diego invested $1.5 billion in tax increment to increase housing in its downtown but displaced affordable housing with unaffordable housing. Housing planner, developer and advocate, Murtaza Baxamusa gives some answers and asks some questions.
UrbDeZine
November 8, 2016, 9am PST
Renters can't access the tax breaks afforded to home buyers, like the mortgage interest tax deduction, so a Terner Center for Housing Innovation paper looks at policies that could put renters on a more even footing with home buyers.
Next City
October 6, 2016, 11am PDT
Even as rents continue to rise nationally, some of the most expensive cities like San Jose, San Francisco, and New York have seen rents fall this year.
The Wall Street Jounal
September 6, 2016, 6am PDT
Analysis by FiveThirtyEight offers a lesson in trade-offs. In this case: how much more New Yorkers are willing to pay for less time spent commuting.
FiveThirtyEight