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Does Wall Street Own Your Dream Home?

The new report, which was authored by GSU professor Taylor Shelton and Rutgers researcher Eric Seymour, shows that in Atlanta three corporate landlords own 19,000 single-family rental homes, “These companies own tens of thousands of properties in a relatively select set of neighborhoods,” GSU’s Shelton said, “which allows them to exercise really significant market power over tenants and renters because they have such a large concentration of holdings in those neighborhoods,”

New Paper on Affordable Rental Housing by NJSOARH

A new article by the NJSOARH team examines the difficulty of enumerating the number of federally subsidized housing units and provides a method of reconciling data sets at the parcel level to identify housing needs and rental stock.

EJB Talks with Professor Michael Smart

Michael Smart shares his background in transportation, discussing how his work with people reentering society after incarceration influenced his interest in transportation challenges and emphasizing the importance of meaningful research that addresses pressing societal issues and aims to impact real-world problems.

EJB Talks with Professors Joel Cantor and Kathe Newman

Professors ⁠Joel Cantor and ⁠Kathe Newman are part of a new Rutgers initiative, the ⁠Housing and Health Equity Cluster⁠, which aims to address health equity issues through interdisciplinary collaboration across university departments.

Three companies own more than 19,000 or nearly 11% of rental houses in metro Atlanta

“Corporate landlords like places that are growing, and they like places where housing is relatively cheap,” Shelton said. “But the other box that Atlanta checks is that we have very lax tenant protections.” To address the situation, Shelton and his fellow researchers (Eric Seymour) decided to make their methods of investigation available to the public.

Researchers Find Three Companies Own More than 19,000 Rental Houses in Metro Atlanta

Shelton, an assistant professor in the Department of Geosciences at Georgia State, along with his collaborator Eric Seymour of Rutgers University, investigated the ownership of rental homes in metro Atlanta and found that more than 19,000 were owned by just three companies — Invitation Homes, Pretium Partners and Amherst Holdings.

Jersey Shore workers struggle to find middle-class homes

“We know there is a shortage, a significant shortage of affordable housing in New Jersey, but the middle class is getting squeezed as well,” said Will Irving. “And it’s getting harder and harder for young families to afford to buy a house.”

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