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Our Shrinking Supply of Low-Cost Rental Units

Elizabeth La Jeunesse • August 14, 2018

Between 1990 and 2016, the number of rental units in the U.S. priced below $800 per month (in real terms) shrank by nearly 2.5 million. However, over the same period, the…
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Low-Cost Rental Housing Increasingly Difficult to Find

Elizabeth La Jeunesse • January 3, 2018

While rental markets are cooling nationally, market conditions remain extremely tight at the low end of the market, offering little relief to affordability pressures faced by…
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America's Rental Housing 2017

Harvard 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…
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Our Disappearing Supply of Low-Cost Rental Housing

Elizabeth La Jeunesse • June 27, 2017

It’s not an illusion: low-cost rental housing in the US is disappearing. And our 2017 State of the Nation’s Housing report has the numbers to prove it. Using ACS data from…
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America's Rental Housing: Evolving Markets and Needs

Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies • December 9, 2013

Rental housing has always provided a broad choice of homes for people at all phases of life. The recent economic turmoil underscored the many advantages of renting and raised…
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America's Rental Housing: Homes for a Diverse Nation

Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies • March 8, 2006

In any given year, some 34 million US households make their homes in rental housing. Like the general population, renters are highly diverse in demographic and income terms,…
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Middle Market Rentals: Hiding in Plain Sight

Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies • June 1, 2004

With investors focused primarily on the upper segment and policymakers on the lower, the middle of the rental housing market has gone largely unexamined. Nonetheless, the 14…