Housing policy and economics has been a topic of research for most of human history. Here, we present some of the most relevant and important papers on the subject.
- Perspectives on Helping Low-Income Californians Afford Housing: LAO, 2016
- “Considerable evidence suggests that construction of market-rate housing reduces housing costs for low-income households and, consequently, helps to mitigate displacement in many cases.”
- Summary: The answer to our housing shortage is to build more housing.
- Housing Production, Filtering and Displacement: Untangling the Relationships: Chapple, 2016
- “Through our analysis, we found that both market-rate and subsidized housing development can reduce displacement pressures”
- Summary: Affordable housing is twice as effective as market-rate housing at reducing displacement forces, however neither form of housing is shown to increase displacement.
- A Housing Submarket Approach to Neighborhood Revitalization Planning: Bates, 2006
- “[…] urban planners should consider the geography of housing submarkets in developing revitalization policies in order to choose appropriate geographic targets and to predict the spatial extent of market responses.”
- Summary: High quality housing in neighborhoods with existing high-quality housing causes lower rents in neighborhoods with low-quality housing and vice-versa.