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 2020

January 31, 2020

Author: Joint Center for Housing Studies

Documenting the Long-Run Decline in Low-Cost Rental Units in the US by State

September 17, 2019

Authors: Elizabeth La Jeunesse, Alexander Hermann, Daniel McCue, Jonathan Spader

Estimating the Gap in Affordable and Available Rental Units for Families

April 02, 2019

Authors: Whitney Airgood-Obrycki, Jennifer Molinsky

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Data & Charts


Whitney Airgood-Obrycki

Research Associate

10 Surprising Facts from America’s Rental Housing 2020

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

A few weeks after our research team has started digging into the data for a new report, we get together...

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Whitney Airgood-Obrycki

Research Associate

America’s Rental Affordability Crisis is Climbing the Income Ladder

Friday, January 31, 2020

Rental market conditions in the United States have changed fundamentally since the Great Recession, according to America’s Rental Housing 2020,...

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