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.
Under the city's Grow Our Housing program, vacant offices could see a new life as below-market rentals.
Most communities lack a way of collecting real-time data on whether landlords are complying with rules. A rental registry could change that.
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.
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.
A new survey by RentCafé offers insights into the rental market preferences of Generation Z.
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.
Millions of people who live in manufactured homes were already vulnerable. The pandemic has made their housing situations even more precarious.
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
Millions of renters are at risk of eviction as federal support runs out and the economic realities of the pandemic take hold.
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
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
The federal government has announced a critical effort to stabilize the economy as the country addresses the coronavirus pandemic.
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
Renters looking for new apartments in other cities are not looking to move far, a new study shows.
Many homes in Philadelphia are in need of repairs, and low-income renters are most affected by substandard housing.
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
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.
Millennials need housing they can afford, and that means apartments instead of houses.
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.