rental housing

How Landlords of Small Rental Properties Decide Who Gets Housed and Who Gets Evicted

By Nathaniel Decker (UC Berkeley) | About half of US rental housing is held by small-scale “mom and pop” owners. These owners often have only one or two units and, historically, have rarely drawn the attention of scholars or policymakers. However recent work on eviction and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and eviction moratoriums on small-scale landlords have brought “mom and pop” owners into the headlines. In this article I answer a basic question: is there a difference in how “mom-and-pop” owners manage their properties relative to larger, more professional owners? Read More

May 26, 2022 // 0 Comments