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

Authors: Elizabeth La Jeunesse, Alexander Hermann, Daniel McCue, Jonathan Spader | September 17, 2019

Housing affordability has been a growing concern across the US over the past three decades. Low-income renters are particularly impacted by diminishing low-cost supply, as evidenced by a strong correlation at the US state level between the extent of losses of low-cost rentals and rising housing cost burdens for low-income households between 1990 to 2017....

Financial Intermediaries as Suppliers of Housing Quality

Author: Michael Reher | May 21, 2019

While rents for many households have grown faster than either inflation or renters’ wages since the Great Recession, most discussions have overlooked the role that financing practices may have contributed to the rent increases and loss of low-cost rental units....

Estimating the Gap in Affordable and Available Rental Units for Families

Authors: Whitney Airgood-Obrycki, Jennifer Molinsky | April 02, 2019

While we typically think of family households as homeowners, renters are more likely than homeowners to have children in their household. However, migration, development, and tenure trends over the last decade have affected the availability of rental housing suitable for families. For low-income households with children, finding an affordable, right-sized, and safe unit can be a significant challenge....

A PATHWAY TO PRESERVATION? PLANNING PROCESSES AT THE INTERSECTION OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

A PATHWAY TO PRESERVATION? PLANNING PROCESSES AT THE INTERSECTION OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

Author: Caroline Lauer | June 01, 2018

Cities across the United States have been actively planning for climate change for 20 years, but equity considerations, such as climate investments' impact on disadvantaged communities, have often been overlooked or ignored in the broader climate planning process. Most recently, scholars studying climate planning and its effects have identified the following questions for areas of future research: What policies have local municipal agencies developed that specifically benefit disadvantaged communities? Under what conditions do they develop and implement these proposals?...

PROACTIVE PRESERVATION OF UNSUBSIDIZED AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN EMERGING MARKETS: LESSONS FROM ATLANTA, CLEVELAND, AND PHILADELPHIA

PROACTIVE PRESERVATION OF UNSUBSIDIZED AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN EMERGING MARKETS: LESSONS FROM ATLANTA, CLEVELAND, AND PHILADELPHIA

Author: Matt Schreiber | May 02, 2018

The need for preserving affordable housing is often seen as a “crisis” only in those real estate markets with extremely limited supply of housing and rapid rates of price appreciation....

America's Rental Housing 2017

America's Rental Housing 2017

Author: Joint Center for Housing Studies | December 14, 2017

A decade of unprecedented growth in the rental housing market may be coming to an end, according to our 2017 America’s Rental Housing report. Fewer new renter households are being formed, rental vacancy rates have risen, and rent increases have slowed....