Rise of the Renter Nation: Solutions to the Housing Affordability Crisis

Posted by Right To The City on June 23, 2014

Right to the City’s Homes for All Campaign has released a report detailing a new phase in the U.S. housing crisis: a growing need for, but lack of affordability of, rental housing. The report explores the causes of the issue and lays out key solutions.


Homes for All Campaign
This report was written as part of Homes For All, a national campaign that is broadening the conversation of the housing crisis beyond foreclosure and putting forth a comprehensive housing agenda that also speaks to issues affecting public housing residents, homeless families, and the growing number of renters in American cities. The growing influence of Wall Street firms and Big Banks, as well as the rise of the corporate landlord in the single-family market, is central to understanding the housing crisis renters face today.

Homes For All works to protect, defend, and expand housing that is truly affordable and dignified for low-income and very low-income communities. The campaign engages those most directly impacted by this crisis through local and national organizing, winning strong local policies that protect renters and homeowners, and shifting the national debate on housing. Right To The City is working collaboratively across sectors to develop national housing policy that ensures that our communities and future generations have homes that are truly affordable, stable, and dignified. Homes For All has grown to include 25 grassroots community organizations in 19 cities and 14 states across the country. The National Low Income Housing Coalition is a campaign partner.



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