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

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


Alexander Hermann

Research Analyst

New Paper Details the Dramatic Decline of Low-Cost Rentals

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

A significant decline in low-cost rental units over the past three decades has exacerbated housing affordability pressures faced by low-income...

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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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