NMHC Research and White Papers
- The Rhetoric and Reality of Homeownership
While homeownership holds many attractions for individuals and communities, the pro-ownership rhetoric from government officials and business interests typically goes way beyond the facts. The benefits of homeownership often are overstated, and important drawbacks usually are ignored.
What Others Are Saying: Third Party Research
What Others Are Saying: Articles
- National Public Radio: The Advantages Of Renting
Weekend Edition interview that explores whether the government's promotion of homeownership is really in the U.S.'s best interests. Author Richard Florida says, "Renting may make sense not just for people who can't afford to buy a house, but for people whose careers require flexibility - and for an economy that's built on our flexibility, single family-owned housing may be a bit inflexible." (September 21, 2009)
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