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Economic Facts March 21, 2024

Ten economic facts about rental housing

Facts and figures about the rental market shed light on renter demographics, rental inflation, housing insecurity, and more.
Posts November 16, 2023

High mortgage rates are probably here for a while

An analysis identifies factors behind the increase in mortgage rates and the gap between mortgage rates and U.S. Treasury securities.
Policy Proposals November 3, 2023

Single-family rentals: Trends and policy recommendations

An assessment of the single-family rental market focuses on the role of institutional investors and recommends policies to protect tenants.
Policy Proposals November 3, 2023

Converting brown offices to green apartments

A proposal outlines how to stimulate conversion of offices to green apartments.
Papers April 27, 2022

Lessons learned from housing policy during COVID-19

Part I: Reviews the aid offered those among the roughly 50 million homeowners with mortgages who struggled to make payments because of the pandemic. Part II: R…
Policy Proposals April 12, 2021

Bolstering the housing safety net: The promise of automatic stabilizers

In this proposal Robert Collinson, Ingrid Gould Ellen, and Benjamin Keys propose a plan to support homeowners and renters to stabilize households and housing m…
Papers April 12, 2021

A comparison of renters and homeowners in recent decades

Wendy Edelberg, Sara Estep, Stephanie Lu, and Emily Moss examine and offer new insights on the recent history of housing policy from the latter half of the 20t…
Posts September 21, 2020

An eviction moratorium without rental assistance hurts smaller landlords, too

An eviction moratorium during the COVID-19 pandemic is critical for the health and economic security of renters—but it is only half the solution. Without renta…
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