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Date and Location

January 25, 2024
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM ET


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Climbing rents in recent years propelled US cost burdens to staggering new heights: in 2022, half of all US renters were cost burdened. This all-time high of 22.4 million renter households spent more than 30 percent of their income on rent and utilities and was an increase of 2 million households in just three years. Among those renters, 12.1 million had severe cost burdens, paying over half of their income for housing, also an all-time high. And while rental markets are finally cooling, evictions have risen, the country is seeing the highest homelessness counts on record, and the need for rental assistance is greater than ever. Additionally, the aging rental stock requires significant investment to address structural inadequacies, inaccessibility, and climate risks.

Join us for release of our new America's Rental Housing 2024 report, featuring:

Neera Tanden, Director, Domestic Policy Council, The White House

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

Panel Discussion:
Robbie Sequeira, Staff Writer, Stateline (Moderator)
Peter Cannava, Head of Multifamily Capital, Wells Fargo
­Ethan Handelman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily, US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Chris Herbert, Managing Director, Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies
Jacqueline Waggoner, President, Solutions Division, Enterprise Community Partners

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Additional Organizers

​Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies