Rent control and homelessness

@inproceedings{Early1998RentCA,
  title={Rent control and homelessness},
  author={Dirk W. Early and E. Odgers Olsen},
  year={1998}
}
Abstract The purposes of this paper are to produce more precise estimates of the effect of rent control on homelessness using microdata on housed and homeless households and to provide evidence concerning the mechanisms through which rent control might affect homelessness. Our results suggest that rent control does increase homelessness by decreasing the rental vacancy rate and increasing the rental price of housing in the uncontrolled sector but that these effects of rent control are offset by… CONTINUE READING

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