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 preserve the existing stock and expand the availability of affordable, accessible, safe housing, particularly for those with the most severe cost burdens.
Policymakers should increase the availability of subsidized housing in mixed-use, walkable communities that promote aging in place.
Policymakers should increase the availability of subsidized housing with services. This includes providing service coordinators and supportive housing arrangements in subsidized housing.
Policymakers should mitigate the effects of foreclosures on renters.
Policymakers should mitigate the negative impacts of foreclosures on neighborhoods. Strategies should consider the needs of older adults.
State and local policymakers should encourage the construction of more housing units to ensure that people of all incomes and ability levels can afford to live in a community.
State and local policymakers should encourage innovation in housing construction.
If state and local governments end rent controls, they should provide a transition period during which rent increases would be limited.