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Rental Housing

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A debate about the effect of the increasing footprint of large, institutional investors in the housing market is further fragmenting the politics of development in the United States.

James Brasuell
March 23, 2021, 6am PDT
Under the new regulations, homeowners must register for a license and collect city hotel taxes for short-term rental properties.
Atlanta Journal Constitution
February 19, 2021, 6am PST
Under the city's Grow Our Housing program, vacant offices could see a new life as below-market rentals.
NextCity
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
December 16, 2020, 9am PST
The California Statewide Communities Development Authority hopes that a new program, which helps cities purchase rental properties with no upfront cost, will lead to an increase in affordable middle-income housing.
Next City
December 14, 2020, 11am PST
In a bid to address concerns about vacation rentals in residential neighborhoods, the San Diego Planning Commission recommends cutting the number of short-term rentals in the city in half.
San Diego Union-Tribune
November 4, 2020, 6am PST
A new survey by RentCafé offers insights into the rental market preferences of Generation Z.
RentCafé
November 2, 2020, 8am PST
The state of California is trying to prevent a repeat of one of the most significant consequences of the Great Recession: large Wall Street interests buying for-sale housing in bulk for conversion to apartments.
Next City
October 12, 2020, 12pm PDT
There are significant differences between Proposition 21, a statewide rent control measure on the ballot in California, compared to a similar measure defeated soundly by voters in 2018.
Los Angeles Times
September 30, 2020, 6am PDT
District council members and local tenant advocates are engaged in a bit of tug of war about how far the District should go to limit the amount landlords can raise rents.
DCist
September 6, 2020, 9am PDT
In the midst of a historic eviction crisis, renters with the privilege of affording rent suddenly have the leverage for concessions from landlords, like free parking and other perks .
Globe St.
July 2, 2020, 8am PDT
Millions of renters are at risk of eviction as federal support runs out and the economic realities of the pandemic take hold.
FastCompany
May 28, 2020, 5am PDT
Renters in smaller multi-family buildings and single-family homes are faced with larger economic challenges during the pandemic, according to new analysis by researchers at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
May 27, 2020, 6am PDT
The Emergency Relief for Affordable Multifamily Properties Program is designed to keep multi-family property owners from entering default.
Next City
May 21, 2020, 9am PDT
A few months ago, it seemed that a large group of renters in Minneapolis would be forced from their homes as the economic effects of the pandemic hit. Now these residents will own their forms in a city-supported cooperative.
Minnesota Reformer
May 19, 2020, 11am PDT
Koch Industries has reportedly bought a major stake in the "build-to-rent" business of Amherst Holdings, a Texas-based single-family rental company.
Bloomberg
April 14, 2020, 10am PDT
There is no silver lining in the news that experts expect the cost of rental housing to decline as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
NBC News
Feature
March 26, 2020, 6am PDT
Cities, states, and the federal government are trying to prevent a repeat of 2008 while still facing the challenges of inequality and poverty that grew out of the previous recession.
James Brasuell
Blog post
March 10, 2020, 12pm PDT
Geoff Boeing of the University of Southern California writes about a recent article he co-authored in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
JPER
February 3, 2020, 7am PST
There are multiple lessons to take from a recent rental housing, but a big one is how the housing crisis is expanding beyond the largest U.S. cities.
Bloomberg