Spotlight: REITs, COVID-19, and the Rental Affordability Act

Successful REITs are being challenged by the coronavirus pandemic for myriad reasons. Can companies like AvalonBay Communities rise to the occasion?

Hospitals do their bit to tackle homelessness in the U.S.

Hospitals are increasingly buying up real estate as part of an effort to help alleviate the homeless crisis that’s affecting many parts of the U.S. The problem for hospitals is that some patients, after receiving treatment, have nowhere to go once they’re discharged. Insurance companies generally refuse to pay for patients once they’re immediate problem

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Rising rents contribute to increase homelessness, Zillow says

Rising rents across the country are burdening financially limited renters, and contributing to higher rates of homelessness in many of the nation’s least affordable markets. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates that 553,752 people nationwide experienced homelessness in 2017, based on a point-in-time count in January. Since 2010, the counted homeless

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FEMA set to end housing aid for Hurricane Maria victims

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says that aid intended to subsidize housing costs for Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria will expire at the end of this week.

Rising rents lead to growth in homeless population, Zillow study finds

Rising rents in the nation’s booming urban areas are creating crisis levels of homelessness that will continue or even accelerate as rents rise

Apartments.com Does Their Bit for America’s Homeless

Apartments.com just presented their latest contributions to ease the pain of the homeless in America. According to the news, People Serving People in Minneapolis, Vogel Alcove in Dallas, and The Chicago Coalition for the Homeless all benefited from Apartments’ second annual initiative.

A Forgotten Victim Of The Housing Crisis

Many individuals, from all walks of life have had it tough the last few years. The jobs outlook, in reality, is bleak in many areas, which contributes to not only real financial difficulties, but also perceived ones.

13 Percent of American Homes are Vacant, Says Census

The national vacancy rate now sits at 13 percent, according to the latest decennial census report.  As the number of vacancies grow, the housing market continues to feel the effects, bringing down home values and final sale prices. A good portion of the vacancies are due to foreclosures, and certain states have been hit harder

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