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JCHS: New report shows America's rental affordability crisis climbing the income ladder

Rental market conditions in the US have fundamentally changed since before the Great Recession, and it has become harder than ever for middle-income Americans to pay the rent. With higher-income households accounting for much of the recent growth in demand, new rental supply has been concentrated at the upper end of the market. Meanwhile, growing demand and constricted supply have reduced the stock of low- and moderate-cost rentals, and the number of cost-burdened renters is again on the rise. 

Join us as we release 
America's Rental Housing 2020 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis with guest speakers Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan, Mayor Jacob Frey, and others. 

This event will also
be webcast at


Neel Kashkari,President & CEO, Minneapolis Federal Reserve

The Honorable Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, State of Minnesota

Report Introduction
Mijo Vodopic, Senior Program Officer, The MacArthur Foundation

Report Presentation
Whitney Airgood-Obrycki, Research Associate, Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies

Panel Discussion
Tony Barranco, Senior Vice President of Real Estate Development, Ryan Companies
Conor Dougherty, Economics Reporter, The New York Times
Chris Herbert,Managing Director, Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies
Commissioner Jennifer LeimaileHo, Minnesota Housing
Deidre Schmidt,President & CEO, CommonBond Communities

A Conversation with
The Honorable Mayor Jacob Frey,City of Minneapolis
Chris Herbert,Managing Director, Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies

Register by Tuesday, January 28to attend in person
(Government-issued ID needed for entry)

Join the conversation on Twitter with#harvardhousingreport

Courtesy of JCHS

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