Rent controlled apartments may slow displacement for people of color, a report finds | Greater Greater Washington

April 02, 2020
  • D.C. Policy Center
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On April 2, 2020, chapter four of the D.C. Policy Center’s report, Appraising the District’s rentals, was excerpted by Greater Greater Washington:

The DC Policy Center has published a new report, Appraising the District’s rentals, on rental housing in the District, and how rentals can help keep housing affordable provide more economically inclusive. We are publishing an excerpt from this report.

Among the key findings is: “The presence of rent-controlled housing is positively correlated with longer tenure and a smaller loss of residents of color, suggesting that rent-controlled stock, at some level, could be playing a role in mitigating displacement.” Here is the relevant chapter.

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