Tag Archives: affordable housing

Rent Control’s Time in the Spotlight

BEN KENNEDY — Affordable housing in the United States has been a hot-button issue as rents and home prices have been rising steadily in recent years. Median rent growth has dramatically outpaced wage growth making finding affordable housing difficult for many Americans. This issue has been particularly troublesome in large coastal cities such as San […]

Miami’s Affordable Housing Crisis: Mapping the Need for Housing Preservation

ELLEN DEGNAN—The City of Miami is in the midst of an affordable housing crisis. In 2014, it had the highest rate of cost-burdened renters in the nation: 66.2 percent of Miami renters spent more than 30 percent of household income on rent and utilities. Even more astonishing, 37 percent of all renters and 83 percent […]