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


Daniel McCue

Senior Research Associate

Digging Deeper into the Story: The Widespread Implications of the Growth in High Income Renters on Low- and Middle-Income Renter Households

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

One of the major stories highlighted in our new America’s Rental Housing report is the growth in high-income renter households....

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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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