Wed, Mar 14, 2012 -- 9:30 AM
Rents on the RiseDownload audio (MP3)
Rents in San Francisco, Marin and the Peninsula are the least affordable in the country, according to a new study by the National Low Income Housing Coalition. Continuing home foreclosures have pushed rental rates up nationwide, even as home prices in some areas continue to decline. We discuss this trend, and what it may mean for both homeowners and renters.
Host: Michael Krasny
- Gerd-Ulf Krueger, principal economist and founder of HousingEcon.com, a housing research firm
- Joshua Howard, executive director of the California Apartment Association, a trade group representing rental owners
- Peggy Lee, acting executive director of the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California
- About the Housing Industry Foundation : at HIFInfo.org, HIF helps individuals and families either remain in or return to stable housing and assists with shelter renovations in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties
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