2017 National Rental Housing Landscape

Research & Policy | October 5th 2017

Today the NYU Furman Center launches its 2017 National Rental Housing Landscape, which explores rental housing trends in America's largest metro areas. Released annually by the NYU Furman Center, the National Rental Housing Landscape observes trends and makes available data on renter demographics, renter households, renter housing affordability, and the rental housing stock for each metropolitan area in the study.

The 2017 report finds that the majority of large U.S. metros saw an increase in the share of households that rented their homes, which was primarily driven by rise in higher-income and highly-educated households choosing to rent. Affordability challenges persist for low-income households, with high rent premiums for movers and historically high rent burdens across U.S. metros.Read the full report, view a summary of key findings, or watch the live launch event. 

Read Report >>

This report examines rental housing trends in the 53 U.S. metros with over one million people in 2015.  

Explore Maps >>
Visualize key housing indicators, including rents, households, mover premiums, and rental stock.

Download Data >>
View a metro summary and download indicators for each of the 53 metros included in the study.

Watch Live: Launch Event
To mark the report's launch, the NYU Furman Center is broadcasting live via webcast a launch event at NYU School of Law today from 2:00-3:30 p.m. EST. The launch event will include a presentation of key findings from the report followed by an expert panel discussion who will discuss the policy implications. Follow the conversation on Twitter at #rentallandscape and watch the launch event live >>

Press Release

Report: In U.S. Metros, More High-Income and Educated Households Opting to Rent
Media inquiries can be directed to Charles McNally ([email protected], 212-998-6492).



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