Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

October 6, 2016

Thursday’s Advocacy & Think Tank Roundup

By Robert Engelke

  • This working paper by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard compares rental housing in 12 countries in Europe and North America, using individual records from household surveys. Differences in housing characteristics, conditions, and costs across countries reflect a number of factors, including demographics, geography, culture, and government policies.
  • An article by Housing Horizon begins: The cost of single-family construction varies throughout the nation, but generally speaking the cost to develop a single-family home on a plot of land is greater than the comparable cost of other housing types such as twin homes, townhomes, condominiums, etc.  Given the additional expense, should affordable single-family homeownership be considered a viable form of affordable housing for the future?
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