A $1,800 apartment became a $3,300 corporate rental. Is that bad for housing?

Los Angeles Times quoted Richard Green of the USC Price School on if extended-stay apartments are hurting the housing market overall. But Green argued the correct policy response isn’t to crack down on the practice, but to allow more housing to be built in the first place. That way, different living arrangements can flourish without…

USC report: Average LA rents will go up $91 by 2020

Curbed L.A. featured research by USC’s Lusk Center for Real Estate on rising rents in Los Angeles. The average renter will spend a little over $90 more per month on housing in 2020 than in 2018, according to the report. “The way to raise vacancy rates is to build more,” said Richard Green of the USC Price School.

New paper: Gender Difference and Intra-Household Economic Power in Mortgage Signing Order

New publication from Richard Green: “Gender Difference and Intra-Household Economic Power in Mortgage Signing Order.”

Gender difference is deeply rooted in our identity and has been widely documented by economists in disparate real-world economic contexts. For example, though women have made substantial labor market gains in both participation and earnings, gender inequality persists …

The importance of strong “personal touch” relationships in housing services

by Shawn Flanigan

To learn why the San Diego Housing Commission’s Achievement Academy – a suite of workforce development programs – is effective in supporting families receiving Section 8 vouchers, we continue conducting interviews in our longitudinal data collection with Achievement Academy families. Our conversations have put a spotlight on a key factor: a strong personal touch. The Section 8 recipients highly value the intensive, personal, positive interactions they have with Achievement Academy staff, and almost all of them point to positive outcomes that come from the personal investment of their “caseworkers”.