This working paper describes the results of a survey of landlords in ten cities across the US. From February to April 2021, the authors asked rental property owners to assess the financial health of their pre- and post-COVID rental business. They also asked landlords about the tools they have relied on to manage their rental properties during these two time periods.
The homeownership rate, among the thousands of statistics that the government produces to describe the country’s economic and social health, has an exalted place among policymakers in Washington. This single statistic – currently running about 65 percent – is regarded as one of the most important comprehensive measures of how well the country’s socioeconomic system is “delivering the goods” for the typical American family.
Every level of the United States government is currently working to address the intersection of climate change and equity priorities, with no perfect solution for balancing these key needs. Given this context, this paper argues that Denver has the opportunity to further establish itself as a leader in this space by integrating climate and justice efforts through a concrete, actionable approach.