Rental Housing Assistance for the 21st Century

O'Flaherty, Brendan Andrew

Current rental housing assistance programs are not designed to provide a safety net for people whose lives are volatile, or to encourage poor people to live in good locations. These failings can be corrected. HUD should establish a program of rental insurance-like mortgage insurance, but for renters. Low income housing assistance formulas should be revised to reward good neighborhood features, and punish bad.

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Department of Economics, Columbia University
Department of Economics Discussion Papers, 1011-09
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June 6, 2011