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Toward an Inclusive Recovery: Increasing the Housing Security of Vulnerable Renters Through Rental Assistance


Presented by the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Philadelphia

The United States has always had vulnerabilities in the rental housing market that the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated and revealed. Join us on November 17, 2021, for a research seminar that will examine what we’ve learned from the administration of emergency rental relief and evaluate universal vouchers as a long-term solution for increasing housing security among renters.

Millions of renters accrued billions of dollars in rental debt as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. To respond to this growing crisis, the federal government provided substantial funding for rental assistance, which states and localities administered. As we recover from the pandemic, it is essential to evaluate the effectiveness of these emergency relief programs and understand the impact they had on keeping renters housed. The lessons learned from the design and implementation of these policies and programs will be crucial for helping renters navigate future economic shocks. However, to support an inclusive and equitable recovery, it is important to consider how universal rental assistance could address the rental affordability crisis that has existed long before the pandemic.

This seminar, presented by the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Philadelphia, is part of a Federal Reserve Community Development Research Seminar Series focused on supporting an inclusive recovery.

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