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Renters

Blog post
April 4, 2021, 7am PDT
Ideally, planners could balance homeowners' interests in zoning against the public good, liberalizing zoning when prices got too high. But this may be politically impossible.
Michael Lewyn
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
December 29, 2020, 11am PST
Most communities lack a way of collecting real-time data on whether landlords are complying with rules. A rental registry could change that.
Shelterforce Magazine
December 20, 2020, 9am PST
Despite a statewide eviction moratorium, thousands of people have been evicted in Chicago since March. A coalition of housing advocates is proposing a just cause ordinance that would halt no-fault evictions.
Shelterforce Magazine
December 17, 2020, 11am PST
Dozens of cities and states are considering legislation allowing alternatives to upfront security deposits, such as "security deposit insurance." The only problem? It's not actually insurance.
Shelterforce Magazine
November 4, 2020, 6am PST
A new survey by RentCafé offers insights into the rental market preferences of Generation Z.
RentCafé
August 31, 2020, 9am PDT
For low-income renters, security deposits can be a hurdle they cannot overcome. Cincinnati's “renters’ choice” program aims to help with that challenge by providing alternatives to traditional security deposits.
Huffpost
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
July 28, 2020, 8am PDT
Hotels, retail, and office properties, along with renters, have been ravaged by the economic downturn of the pandemic. Meanwhile home sales are booming as people with money in the bank take advantage of low interest rates to upgrade.
The Dallas Morning News
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 13, 2020, 10am PDT
Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) International Director Carl Muhlstein offers his outlook for what lies ahead in real estate and shares insight on the political tug-of-war between landlords and renters in the struggle for relief and protection.
The Planning Report
March 18, 2020, 12pm PDT
The federal government has announced a critical effort to stabilize the economy as the country addresses the coronavirus pandemic.
CBS News
March 10, 2020, 5am PDT
Seeing an opportunity for massive profits, private companies have snapped up homes and become corporate landlords in cities across the country.
The New York Times Magazine
February 9, 2020, 11am PST
Renters looking for new apartments in other cities are not looking to move far, a new study shows.
CityLab
December 28, 2019, 7am PST
Many homes in Philadelphia are in need of repairs, and low-income renters are most affected by substandard housing.
WHYY
October 17, 2019, 5am PDT
Subdivisions in states across the country are catering to people who want the benefits of living in homes without the burdens of home ownership.
NPR - All Things Considered
September 10, 2019, 9am PDT
A study by scholars at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University finds that renters around the country are more likely to pay a larger share of their income on housing than homeowners do.
NPR
July 9, 2019, 7am PDT
Millennials need housing they can afford, and that means apartments instead of houses.
CNBC
June 1, 2019, 11am PDT
Despite a downtown construction boom, housing is still scarce across the Capital Region. And nearly two-thirds of new homes built since the year 2000 have been single-family structures.
Brookings