Rental Housing Market

Holy Cross Immaculata Church sits atop Mt Adams in Cincinnati, as seen from across the Ohio River in Kentucky.

Cincinnati Beats Wall Street Investors on the Sale of 195 Homes

The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority is making sure that large, institutional investors won't continue to corner the rental housing market in Hamilton County.

February 6, 2022 - The Real Deal

Row Houses at 48th between Walton and Cedar, West Philadelphia

Philadelphia on Track to Build Record Number of Apartments in 2022

A researcher from the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation at Drexel University tells a tale of two housing markets—rental and for-sale—in the City of Brotherly Love.

January 4, 2022 - WHYY

Germany

Berlin Voters Want to Expropriate 240,000 Apartments

A potentially watershed vote in the German capital.

September 30, 2021 - The Washington Post

Rent

Rents Rebounding Around the U.S., Report Says

Apartment List's May National Rent Report indicates that the brief reprieve in rising rental prices caused the economic disruption of the pandemic might already be a thing of the past.

April 29, 2021 - Apartment List

Rainbow, a public art installation by American artist Tony Tasset, rises 94 feet above Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City

Rent Freezes Spread Across Southern California

Culver City is the latest jurisdiction to freeze rents temporarily in the face of skyrocketing housing costs.

June 27, 2019 - LAist

Townhouses

Get Ready, Suburbia: Apartments Are Coming

From high-rises to townhouses, the suburban multi-family market is growing fast.

September 14, 2018 - Governing

Seattle Skyline from Kerry Park

Tracking Airbnb's Growth in Seattle

A recent study of the Airbnb rental units in Seattle shows a growing supply of short-term rental units, which is also cutting into the city's available rental housing stock.

June 17, 2016 - The Seattle Times

Rent

The eBay for Apartments Is Here

A San Francisco startup will allow landlords to auction long-term rental leases to competing bidders online.

May 17, 2016 - SF Gate

Housing Market Finally Improves for Country's Poorest Renters

New data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development shows that the rental market is improving for the most at-risk populations in the country.

May 6, 2015 - The Washington Post - Wonkblog

Debating the Costs and Benefits of Airbnb's Short-Term Rentals

A labor group is taking on the impact of short-term rentals on the housing market in one of the most expensive cities in the country. The debate is contentious, with numbers flying both ways, and also critical for the economic health of cities.

March 16, 2015 - KPCC

Coit Tower

HUD Rental Assistance on an Unsustainable Path—What Can Be Done to Save It?

A "Race to the Top" proposal for HUD to help off-set the difficulties of delivering affordable housing in high-priced, high-mobility metros.

May 7, 2014 - Shane Phillips

Detroit Struggles to Slake Thirst for Urban Living

In Detroit's downtown and midtown neighborhoods, 96 percent of rental apartments are occupied by young professionals, students and empty nesters. The city now faces the problem of meeting the high demand for urban living, reports Susan Stellin.

December 14, 2012 - The New York Times

Rentals Drive Return of Residential Development

Across the country, even in metro areas more accustomed to single-family sprawl, multi-family housing is driving the residential construction recovery, report Shaila Dewan and Nelson D. Schwartz.

December 8, 2012 - The New York Times

Downtown LA Sees Signs of a Development Boom

Carol Schatz, President and CEO of the Central City Association (CCA) of Los Angeles, discusses Downtown LA's reemergence as one of the hot development and rental markets in Southern California, reflecting a national trend as the economy recovers.

October 12, 2012 - The Planning Report

Help's on the Way for D.C.'s Weary Renters

With an astounding 6,000 new rental units due to come on the market in D.C. by the end of the year, the city's renters are about to get a welcome respite, report Brady Dennis and Amrita Jayakumar.

August 9, 2012 - The Washington Post

Are Municipal Politics to Blame for the Rise in Rents?

Mark Bergen, with the help of David Schleicher, argues that zoning policies are to blame for slowing development and escalating rental costs in cities across the country.

March 6, 2012 - Forbes

Preserving Transit-Oriented Affordable Housing

As developers across the country increasingly recognize the market advantages of redevelopment oriented around transit, and property values rise in response, hundreds of thousands of units of affordable housing are at risk.

February 5, 2012 - Shelterforce

Rental Housing Market Still Recovering in New Orleans

A new report from the Department of Housing and Urban Development finds that the median price of rental housing in New Orleans has risen from $662 in 2004 to $882 today.

September 21, 2010 - Next American City

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