States and localities should carefully evaluate the effectiveness of the incentives they offer to attract or retain businesses.
When considering bond financing, state and local policymakers should:
Policymakers should take steps to prevent unnecessary evictions. This includes:
Eviction records should be sealed unless and until an eviction case is resolved in favor of the proprietor.
Policymakers should conduct oversight and take action to address the negative impacts of private equity ownership of rental housing properties.
Federal and state policymakers should enact and robustly enforce consumer protections in the tenant screening process.
Policymakers should enact and update public financing systems for elections. This includes increasing matching funds, particularly for small donations.
Policymakers should encourage and promote maximum participation in the electoral process.
Policymakers should explore options for extending the affordability of rental housing units whose subsidies are set to expire. These include: