Revisiting Rental Housing: A National Policy Summit
In November of 2006, with the support of the MacArthur Foundation, the Center hosted a two-day rental housing policy summit in Cambridge, Massachusetts designed to reexamine rental housing policy, programs, and priorities.
The symposium featured scholarly research on the nature of the nation’s rental housing problems, the government’s response to these problems, and alternative ways of engineering rental programs and policies suggested by past practice, evaluation research, and insights into the operation of housing markets.
The book, Revisiting Rental Housing: Policies, Programs, and Priorities, features selected papers from the symposium.
Many of the papers presented at the symposium are also available on our website:
- Taking Stock of the Nation’s Rental Housing Challenges and a Half Century of Public Policy Responses (Eric S. Belsky and Rachel Bogardus Drew)
- Where Poor Renters Live in our Cities (Stuart Rosenthal)
- Spillovers and Subsidized Housing: The Impact of Subsidized Rental Housing on Neighborhoods (Ingrid Gould Ellen)
- The Social Costs of Concentrated Poverty: Externalities to Neighboring Households and Property Owners and the Dynamics of Decline (George C. Galster, Jackie M. Cutsinger and Ron Malega)
- Designing Subsidized Rental Housing Programs: What Have We Learned? (Jill Khadduri and Charles Wilkins)
- Subsidized Housing and Employment: Building Evidence about What Works to Improve Self-Sufficiency (James A. Riccio)
- Enhancing Access to Capital for Smaller Unsubsidized Multifamily Rental Properties (William Apgar and Shekar Narasimhan)
- Just Suppose: Housing Subsidies for Low-Income Renters (John M. Quigley)
- Rethinking U.S. Rental Housing Policy (Bruce Katz and Margery Austin Turner)
- From Hurdles to Bridges: Local Land-Use Regulations and the Pursuit of Affordable Rental Housing (Rolf Pendall)
- Should We Foster the Nonprofit Housing Sector as Developers and Owners of Subsidized Rental Housing? (Rachel G. Bratt)
- Land Use Regulation and the Rental Housing Market: A Case Study of Massachusetts Communities (Jenny Schuetz)
- Overcoming Opposition to Multifamily Rental Housing (Mark Obrinsky and Debra Stein)
- Landlords at the Margins: Exploring the Dynamics of the One To Four Unit Rental Housing Industry (Alan Mallach)
- Preserving Properties on the Edge: Rapid Recycling of Distressed and Abandoned Properties (W. Dennis Keating )
- Workforce Development And Rental Policy: How Can What We Know Inform Next Steps? (Lane, English, Andersson, Park)