As our population changes and more Americans choose to rent their homes, there is a growing disconnect between our national housing policy and our changing housing needs. A New Housing Policy: Imagine the Possibilities, a visually powerful PowerPoint presentation from NMHC aims to close that gap. Advocates for apartment communities can share it with interested groups including local policymakers.
NMHC’s updated A New Housing Policy: Imagine the Possibilities makes four key points:
- America wants rental housing
- America needs rental housing
- Renters—whether affordable renters or lifestyle renters—are not second-class citizens
- There is a growing disconnect between America's housing needs and its current housing policy
It uses facts and figures to explain how the fundamental changes in our demographics and lifestyles are driving more people away from the typical suburban house and toward the type of housing that rental housing offers.
Bibby presented Imagine the Possibilities to attendees from more than 220 companies as the keynote address at the National Apartment Summit in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia on September 20.