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September 23, 2019

U.S. Has Lost 4 Million Low-Cost Rental Homes Since 1990

A working paper from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, Documenting the Long-Run Decline in Low-Cost Rental Units in the US by State, finds the number of rental homes renting for less than $600 per month (in constant 2017 dollars) has fallen by nearly 4 million since 1990.…

August 26, 2019

Building Code Violations Affect Rents and Home Values Differently

A recent paper in Housing Policy Debate, “The Cost of Code Violations: How Building Codes Shape Residential Sales Prices and Rents,” found that unresolved building code violations have a different impact on residential sale prices than on rents in Chicago. Resolving violations increases rents but…