Measuring the need for housing affordability

As renters across the country struggle to pay rent, many states and municipalities continue to extend eviction moratoriums. And while these measures will keep many in their homes during the Covid-19 pandemic, they’re not enough to address the underlying issue of the country’s affordability crisis.

Forbes • January 20, 2021

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How Biden's $1.9T stimulus plan impacts housing

President-elect Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus, unveiled Thursday as the American Rescue Plan, includes a call for extending the national moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until Sept. 30, while also setting aside funds to provide legal assistance to households facing foreclosure or eviction.

Housing Wire • January 15, 2021

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Could California's shopping centers be a housing fix?

A trio of bills propose plugging the state’s huge housing gap with commercial-to-residential conversions of strip malls. New research suggests it could work.

Bloomberg CityLab • January 19, 2021

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Minority-owned investment firm to focus on affordable housing

A new impact investment firm is confronting critical societal issues with capital and services targeted to drive measurable change toward three primary areas: housing, jobs, and financial inclusion.

Affordable Housing Finance • January 19, 2021

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New York City renters owe more than $1 billion in unpaid rent, survey finds

New York City apartment tenants are more than $1 billion in debt from missed rent payments during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey measuring the depth of the rent crisis brought on by Covid-19.

The Wall Street Journal • January 14, 2021

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