Rent control is on the rise yet again.
While on the surface eviction moratoriums may seem like attractive policy tools to help renters facing prolonged unemployment or reduced income, they actually can cause more harm than good.
By taking meaningful action now and providing direct rental assistance to residents, Congress can keep roofs over families’ heads and potentially pull the country back from an emerging housing crisis.
For the second election cycle in a row, special interests in California are hoping to persuade voters to repeal portions of the state’s existing rental housing laws.
As an industry that houses almost 40 million Americans — many of them people of color — housing providers have a unique responsibility to do all they can to rid their communities of racial injustice and bias.
While the pain of this crisis is acute and widespread, it’s worth remembering that this pandemic is not just creating inequalities in housing affordability — it’s intensifying existing problems we’ve had for decades.
It’s well-established that in many parts of the country, there isn’t enough housing for folks living paycheck to paycheck.
Housing affordability is finally emerging as a central issue in the 2020 presidential primary.
Earlier this month, Americans in a handful of states and municipalities across the country went to the polls. After voting ended, the big headlines focused on the national political implications of an incumbent governor losing in deep-red Kentucky and Virginia Democrats winning majorities in both houses of the General Assembly to control all of state government for the first time in 26 years.
The U.S. is mired in a housing affordability crisis, where hardworking American families already reeling from stagnant wages and climbing costs of living are being squeezed by skyrocketing housing prices.