America's Rental Housing 2020

Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

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Despite a slowdown in demand, rental markets across the US remain extremely tight. Vacancy rates are at decades-long lows and with the number of cost-burdened renters again on the rise, local governments are increasingly on the front lines of a rental affordability crisis. Last year, Minneapolis became the first large American city to end single-family zoning, a bold and decisive move which has the potential to greatly expand the rental supply and improve affordability.

Join us as we release our America's Rental Housing 2020 report in Minneapolis, and discuss the city's innovative plan to address housing affordability.


Neel Kashkari, President & CEO, Minneapolis Federal Reserve

The Honorable Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, State of Minnesota

Report Introduction
Mijo Vodopic, Senior Program Officer, The MacArthur Foundation

Report Presentation
Whitney Airgood-Obrycki, Research Associate, Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies

Panel Discussion
Tony Barranco, Senior Vice President of Real Estate Development, Ryan Companies
Conor Dougherty, Economics Reporter, The New York Times
Chris Herbert, Managing Director, Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies
Commissioner Jennifer Leimaile Ho, Minnesota Housing
Deidre Schmidt, President & CEO, CommonBond Communities

A Conversation with
The Honorable Mayor Jacob Frey, City of Minneapolis
Chris Herbert, Managing Director, Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies

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