Urban Research on The Rental Crisis

How Are Cities Planning to Use State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds for Their Housing Needs?
Kathryn Reynolds, Katharine Elder, and Mikaela Tajo, Urban Institute, November 15, 2021

State and Local Antidiscrimination Laws Could Help Renters Access Emergency Rental Assistance and Keep Their Homes
Jessica Perez, Christopher Davis, Kathryn Reynolds, and Daniel Teles, Urban Institute, September 22, 2021

Renters Living in Units Owned by Mom-and-Pop Landlords Are Struggling to Pay Rent More Than Those Living in Large Multifamily Buildings
Jung Hyun Choi, Laurie Goodman, and Daniel Pang, Urban Institute, September 14, 2021

With Limited State and Local Protections, the End of the Federal Eviction Moratorium Puts Millions of Renters at Risk
Monique King-Viehland and Christopher Davis, Urban Institute, August 30, 2021

How to Leverage Behavioral Science to Get Emergency Rental Assistance into the Hands of Vulnerable Households Faster
Jessica Perez and Abby Boshart, Urban Institute, August 16, 2021

The Pandemic Is Making It Difficult for Mom-and-Pop Landlords to Maintain Their Properties
Laurie Goodman, Jung Hyun Choi,  and Daniel Pang, Urban Institute, July 23, 2021

Three Ways States and Localities Can Get Rental Assistance to People Faster
Mary K. Cunningham, Kathryn Reynolds, and Christopher Davis, Urban Institute, July 13, 2021

Preserving and Expanding the Supply of Affordable Rental Housing
Corianne Payton Scally, Urban Institute; Priya Jayachandran, National Housing Trust; Joshua L. Schonfeld, Barings Multifamily Capital; April 2021

Preserving Small Rental Buildings during the COVID-19 Crisis
Laurie Goodman, Kathryn Reynolds, Jung Hyun Choi, Urban Institute, March 15, 2021

Many People are Behind on Rent. How Much Do They Owe?
Laurie Goodman, Kathryn Reynolds, Jung Hyun Choi, Urban Institute, February 24, 2021

Three Principles to Equitably and Efficiently Implement New COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance
Kathryn Reynolds, Aaron Shroyer, and Monique King-Viehland, Urban Institute, December 23, 2020

Lessons from the homeownership crisis of the past recession (617.94 KB pdf)
Laurie Goodman, Urban Institute; Faith Schwartz, Housing Finance Strategies, LLC, September 23, 2020

Census Pulse survey update (767.96 KB pdf)
Mary Cunningham, September 16, 2020

Emerging models for eviction prevention (497.98 KB pdf)
Jung Choi and Solomon Greene, Urban Institute; Ben Metcalf, UC Berkeley’s Terner Center for Housing Innovation; Zach Neumann, COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project, September 9, 2020

The CDC Took an Important Step to Halt Evictions Because of COVID-19. But That’s Only Half the Battle.
Mary Cunningham and Solomon Greene, Urban Institute, September 3, 2020

The impact of state and local budget cuts on renter stability (769.56 KB pdf)
Samantha Batko, Urban Institute; Amanda Cass, University of Illinois; Lauren Lowery, National League of Cities; David Eichenthal, PFM Group Consulting, August 26, 2020

Utilizing data to understand and solve problems in the rental market (2.85 MB pdf)
Ryan Coon, Avail, August 19, 2020

Assessing Options for Federal Rental Assistance during the Pandemic
Martha Galvez, Kate Reynolds, Jorge Morales-Burnett, Yipeng Su, Solomon Greene, Urban Institute, August 5, 2020

Understanding Federal Rental Assistance Options to Stabilize Renters (240.87 KB pdf)
Kate Reynolds, Martha Galvez, Urban Institute, August 5, 2020

Role of Unemployment Insurance During the Pandemic (339.8 KB pdf)
Daniel Kuehn, Urban Institute, July 22, 2020

Four Ways to Keep Renters from Falling Off the Eviction Cliff
Mary Cunningham, Abby Boshart, Ananya Hariharan, Urban Institute, July 13, 2020

How Much Assistance Is Needed to Help Renters Impacted by COVID 19?
Sarah Strochak, Urban Institute, July 22, 2020

Impact of COVID-19 Crisis by Race and Ethnicity 
Shena Ashley, Monique King-Viehland, Solomon Greene, Urban Institute and Laura Sullivan, New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, July 15, 2020

Updates from the Census Pulse Survey
Mary Cunningham and Ananya Hariharan, Urban Institute, June 24, 2020

How Much Assistance Is Needed to Support Renters through the COVID-19 Crisis? (brief)
Sarah Strochak, Aaron Shroyer, Jung Choi, Kathryn Reynolds, and Laurie Goodman, Urban Institute, June 15, 2020

How Much Assistance Is Needed to Help Renters Impacted by COVID-19? (slide show)
Jung Choi and Sarah Strochak, Urban Institute, June 3, 2020

Missing Rent Payments
Solomon Greene, Sarah Strochak, Urban Institute and Rebecca Steele, National Foundation for Credit Counseling, May 27, 2020

State and Local Delivery Mechanisms for Rental Assistance
Solomon Greene and Samantha Batko, Urban Institute, May 20, 2020

When Moratoria Lift, How Can State and Local Governments Avoid a COVID-19 Eviction Surge?
Maya Brennan, Housing Matters, May 20, 2020

New Funding Flexibility Is Helping Public Housing Authorities Address Urgent Needs—But Their Long-Term Challenges Could Get Worse
Diane Levy and Leiha Edmonds, Urban Institute, May 20, 2020

Small Multifamily Units Data
Jung Choi, Laurie Goodman, Urban Institute, May 13, 2020

Potential Impact of State and Local Funding Cuts on Affordable Housing
Donnie Charleston, Urban Institute, May 6, 2020

Sizing the Problem
Mary Cunningham, Urban Institute, April 29, 2020

Five Ways State and Local Governments Can Strengthen Their Capacity to Meet Growing Rental Assistance Needs
Monique King-Viehland and Corianne Payton Scally, Urban Institute, April 29, 2020

The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Straining Families’ Abilities to Afford Basic Needs
Michael Karpman, Stephen Zuckerman, Dulce Gonzalez, and Genevieve M. Kenney, Urban Institute, April 28, 2020

What Can State and Local Governments Do to Stabilize Renters during the Pandemic?Solomon Greene, Martha Galvez, Corianne Payton Scally, Monique King-Viehland, Maya Brennan, Samantha Batko, Urban Institute, April 24, 2020

Don’t Overlook the Importance of Unemployment Benefits for Renters
Mary Cunningham, Laurie Goodman, and Jung Hyun Choi, Urban Institute, April 23, 2020

Rental Market Problems Created by the COVID-19 Crisis
Erika Poethig, Urban Institute, April 22, 2020

What the Data Tell Us about the Rental Housing Market Challenges Posed by the COVID-19 Crisis
Mary Cunningham, Urban Institute, April 15, 2020

Avoiding a COVID-19 Disaster for Renters and the Housing Market
Laurie Goodman and Dan Magder, Urban Institute, April 13, 2020

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