This Enterprise report finds that small and medium multifamily housing -- properties with between two and 49 units -- provides 54 percent of the U.S.’s rental housing stock, which means that its preservation and expansion is a critical part of ending housing insecurity.
This Harvard JCHS report analyzes the Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) of the Current Population Survey for 1985-2015 to examine the determinants of changes in the homeownership rate, using shift-share analyses to measure the extent to which changing demographics explain the observed changes.
This report examines strategies used by local governments to address rising housing costs and displacement of low-income households in gentrifying neighborhoods. To assist tenants at risk of displacement, the report details strategies to regulate the landlord/tenant relationship well as strategies to provide assistance for households that move.
Recent literature on doubled-up families in the US has focused on households that take in and provide support for adult children or economically displaced relatives. From recent American Community Survey (ACS) data, however, Fannie Mae finds that in a growing number of households, a substantial proportion of total income comes from additional adults other than the homeowner / head of household or their spouse.
A study by Cheryl Young of Trulia found that low income housing funded by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) did not impact the value of nearby homes. Her analysis included 3,083 LIHTC developments in 20 of the least affordable housing markets.
This chapter from a Center for American Progress report on wealth building in the 21st century focuses on the unique challenges of housing affordability.
Freddie Mac has released a study of the housing plans and perceptions of those 55 or older, showing that nearly 6 million homeowners—and almost as many older renters—are looking to make at least one more move. And that move will be into rental housing.
The State of the Nation’s Housing, released annually by the Joint Center for Housing Studies, provides a periodic assessment of the nation’s housing outlook and summarizes important trends in the economics and demographics of housing.
This Enterprise and ULI 2014 report provides a comprehensive examination of the drivers of cost and how they vary by market. In addition, this report offers a detailed set of recommended actions to bend the cost curve with the goal of moving toward a more efficient and lower-cost affordable rental housing delivery system.
A 2014 white paper exploring the potential for discrimination in online marketing by reviewing lessons from the fair lending law under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA).