Testimony Current Rental Housing Market Challenges and the Need for a New Federal Policy Response
Testimony Before the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations
Margery Austin Turner
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Our countrys rental housing challenges are changing in ways that not only affect an expanding segment of the population but also implicate other top domestic priorities. We face a nationwide housing affordability problem, insufficient housing supply in prosperous regions, a problem of housing location within metropolitan regions, and a neighborhood distress problem. Some states and localities are starting to respond to these challenges in new and creative ways. But without a renewed commitment from the federal government, these efforts will never be sufficient to address the breadth and depth of the affordable housing challenges we face today.
Research Areas Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Race and equity Housing
Tags Federal housing programs and policies Housing vouchers and mobility Racial and ethnic disparities Housing markets Federal urban policies Racial segregation Racial barriers to housing Public and assisted housing Rental housing
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center