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What the Small-Scale Rental Property Market Tells Us About the Rollout of Emergency Rental Assistance

The recent end to the federal eviction moratorium and the slow and uneven distribution of emergency rental assistance threaten to accelerate tenant evictions and lead to a loss of affordable rental stock. A new blog post authored by our Postdoctoral Scholar Dr. Nathaniel Decker explores how lagging awareness of emergency rental relief programs among the landlords of small rental properties (1- to 4-units), including those facing significant rental shortfalls, is contributing to the low participation in rental relief efforts.

Drawing from our recent survey of landlords of small rental properties, the blog post highlights the need for state and local governments to increase outreach to small, unprofessional landlords with lower technical capacity.

Read the piece on our website here.

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