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.

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Michael Reher

2018 Meyer Fellow

Have Changes in Financing Contributed to the Loss of Low-Cost Rental Units and Rent Increases?

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Over one-third of U.S. households rent their home and, since the Great Recession, rents for many of these households have...

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Whitney Airgood-Obrycki

Senior Research Analyst

American Families Can’t Afford the Rent

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Housing is a central component of family life and can provide a foundation for family well-being. While we typically think...

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