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5 days ago
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
6 days ago
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
February 2, 2020, 1pm PST
The annual report on the rental housing market by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University shows how far and deep the housing affordability crisis has reached.
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
Blog post
January 15, 2020, 10am PST
Some urbanism commentators suggest that gentrification is the result of a "rent gap" between actual and potential rent. How should this theory affect zoning policy?
Michael Lewyn
December 18, 2019, 7am PST
Rents have grown as much as 28 percent in the last year over the past year in the neighborhood of Midtown in Houston.
Houston Chronicle
November 25, 2019, 11am PST
Founded two years ago, Divvy buys homes for cash and then leases them to tenants who apply part of their rent toward a down payment.
Tampa Bay Times
September 13, 2019, 8am PDT
it's been an historic year for rent control on the West Coast, as California joins Oregon as the first states to approve statewide rent control laws.
Los Angeles Times
August 27, 2019, 10am PDT
The city of Columbus provides an example of the need for tenant protections in the state of Georgia.
Ledger-Enquirer
August 5, 2019, 11am PDT
A potential precedent setting case against rent control is underway in New York. A Next City article takes an in-depth look at the legal argument made by landlords against the state of New York's new rent control law.
Next City
July 17, 2019, 5am PDT
The landlord lobby isn't accepting defeat.
The New York Times
July 13, 2019, 5am PDT
Counter to the usual narrative of population decline, some rural areas stand in serious need of housing.
The Christian Science Monitor
June 25, 2019, 11am PDT
The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University released its annual "The State of the Nation's Housing" report this morning. There are some signs of post-recession normalcy in the housing market for high-income earners.
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
May 25, 2019, 5am PDT
The housing crisis isn't the same in every corner of New York State, but new rent control measures in the state legislature could apply solutions intended for the New York City rental market to the entire state.
The Buffalo News
May 23, 2019, 9am PDT
Baltimore's City Council has banned source-of-income housing discrimination, but the bill leaves landlords a way out.
Next City