Rental Housing

Rental housing is home to more than a third of US households, including a growing number of older and wealthier households. Our biennial America’s Rental Housing report and other publications analyze key trends and issues related to the changing nature of demand; the cost, character, and location of the stock; and the government policies that affect the supply of market-rate and subsidized units.

Reports & Papers

America's Rental Housing 2017

December 14, 2017

Author: Joint Center for Housing Studies

Patterns and Trends of Residential Integration in the United States Since 2000

September 19, 2017

Authors: Jonathan Spader, Shannon Rieger

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Data & Charts


Whitney Airgood-Obrycki

Senior Research Analyst

Even Fully-Employed and Moderate-Income Households Struggle to Pay the Rent

Thursday, July 05, 2018

The nation’s almost 21 million cost-burdened renter households are not just low-income or unemployed. Rather, as the Joint Center documented...

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Shannon Rieger

Research Assistant

With the Foreclosure Crisis Behind Us, Have We Stopped Adding Single-Family Rentals?

Thursday, May 10, 2018

A decade of growth in the single-family rental market has fundamentally reshaped the nature of rental housing across the country,...

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