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Impacts of Filtering and Rent Control on Housing Supply

Along with stagnant or insufficiently rising wages, lack of supply contributes to severe housing affordability challenges in much of the country. On April 21, 2020, the Urban Institute hosted a webinar, “Housing Supply Challenges and Solutions,” to dig deeper into two topics related to the affordable housing supply: filtering and rent control.




Matthew Desmond’s 2016 book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City tells the story of two neighborhoods, one a predominantly white trailer park community and the other a predominantly African-American community in Milwaukee.

Rent-to-Own Program Rehabilitates Abandoned and Foreclosed Properties

A partnership between a community development financial institution and a community development corporation is meeting two needs in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Vienna’s Unique Social Housing Program

The city of Vienna, Austria, famous for its rich cultural and architectural heritage, is also recognized for its unique social housing program.

Increasing Housing Options for Homeless Populations Through a Shared Housing Approach

Inadequate supply presents a challenge to people transitioning from homelessness to permanent, stable housing.



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