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PROACTIVE PRESERVATION OF UNSUBSIDIZED AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN EMERGING MARKETS: LESSONS FROM ATLANTA, CLEVELAND, AND PHILADELPHIA

PROACTIVE PRESERVATION OF UNSUBSIDIZED AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN EMERGING MARKETS: LESSONS FROM ATLANTA, CLEVELAND, AND PHILADELPHIA

Author: Matt Schreiber | May 02, 2018

The need for preserving affordable housing is often seen as a “crisis” only in those real estate markets with extremely limited supply of housing and rapid rates of price appreciation....

America's Rental Housing 2017

America's Rental Housing 2017

Author: Joint Center for Housing Studies | December 14, 2017

A decade of unprecedented growth in the rental housing market may be coming to an end, according to our 2017 America’s Rental Housing report. Fewer new renter households are being formed, rental vacancy rates have risen, and rent increases have slowed....

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

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

Authors: Jonathan Spader, Shannon Rieger | September 19, 2017

Residential segregation by race and ethnicity is a longstanding challenge in the United States, with the racial and economic geography of communities throughout the nation remaining deeply shaped by the legacies of segregation and exclusion....

Fiduciary Landlords: Life Insurers and Large-Scale Housing in New York City

Fiduciary Landlords: Life Insurers and Large-Scale Housing in New York City

Author: Adam Tanaka | April 18, 2017

For a brief window between the late 1930s and the late 1940s, life insurance companies built approximately 50,000 middle-income rental apartments across the United States. At the time, life insurers controlled the largest pool of capital funds in the nation,...

When Do Renters Behave Like Homeowners? High Rent, Price Anxiety, and NIMBYism

When Do Renters Behave Like Homeowners? High Rent, Price Anxiety, and NIMBYism

Author: Michael Hankinson | February 07, 2017

A common root of political opposition to new housing development is spatial proximity or NIMBYism (`Not In My Back Yard’), where individuals may support new supply in general but not near their own home....

Rental Housing: An International Comparison

Rental Housing: An International Comparison

Authors: Michael Carliner, Ellen Marya | September 01, 2016

This working paper compares rental housing in 12 countries in Europe and North America, using individual records from household surveys....