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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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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…
Reports

Measuring the Nation's Rental Housing Affordability Problems

Eric Belsky, Jack Goodman, Rachel Bogardus Drew • June 1, 2005

Difficulty affording housing is widely acknowledged as the most common housing problem in the United States. No matter how one chooses to measure the problem, it is clearly…
Working Papers

Constant Quality Rent Indexes for Affordable Housing

Jack Goodman • June 30, 2005

W05-4: This paper develops and applies a method for producing constant quality rent indexes and inflation estimates for different segments of the rental housing stock.…
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Is Rent Growth Finally Slowing?

Elizabeth La Jeunesse • February 1, 2018

Rents rose faster than inflation in almost three-quarters of the nation’s major housing markets, according to analyses done for our latest America’s Rental…