AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING: LOST, STOLEN, OR STRAYED?

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  • May, 1996 (32 pages)

Posted Date:   

  • May 28, 1996
 
 
 
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Losses of units affordable to poor renters have been repeatedly lamented. This study investigates the dynamics underlying net losses by exploiting the longitudinal capability of American Housing Surveys taken at 4-year intervals between 1985 and 1992 in 41 metropolitan areas (MAs). It examines six sources of gain or loss- rent filtering, new construction, permanent loss, temporary loss to nonresidential use, tenure shifts, and unit conversion or merger -- to assess their gross and net effects on six affordability ranges of unsubsidized rental housing.

This report is part of the collection of scanned historical documents available to the public.

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