Author: Ted Thurn

Ted Thurn is director of government affairs for the Institute of Real Estate Management

How Rent Control Reduces the Affordable Supply by Ted Thurn Rent control is often considered by some state and local government officials as a means to create more affordable housing by limiting the amount a property owner can charge for renting out a home, apartment, or other type of real estate. As rental rates rise, demand for apartments increases and Americans see a larger portion of their income go to paying rent. As policymakers search for answers to combat this growing problem, one of the first solutions they consider is rent control. Over the last few years, property managers and…

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