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  • Market: Rental and homeownership, market preferences, manufactured housing, multifamily housing.
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Housing Market & Affordable Housing Stock Resources

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…

August 5, 2019

Survey of Home Builders Highlights Barriers to Building Affordable Homes

The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies published a report, A Home Builder Perspective on Housing Affordability and Construction Innovation, that finds both single-family and multifamily home builders identify labor and building-material costs and availability to be the largest obstacles to…