Thursday, September 22, 2016

Rethinking Housing Tenure

A new piece that is the start of a new stream of work on housing tenure. Written with colleagues Jake Wegmann and Deirdre Pfeiffer, we work to break what we call the double impasse on housing tenure - the old fight between renting and owning, and the long focus of many on alternative tenures as the sole answer. Instead, we strive to think how to protect 100% of housing tenures, reflecting how in a diverse US diverse tenures will always be the norm. We do some rethinking about how tenure is a two-dimensional issue, with the degree to which you control your housing and the degree to which you have an equity stake not necessarily working along a one dimensional line.