NRHC Applauds Governor Kemp for Signing the “Georgia Squatter Reform Act”

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Washington, D.C. (April 24, 2024) – The National Rental Home Council (NRHC) commends Georgia Governor, Brian Kemp, for signing into law House Bill 1017, the “Georgia Squatter Reform Act,” legislation providing legal protections and recourse for homeowners in the event of the illegal occupation of their properties. Passed with overwhelming bipartisan support in both houses […]

Single-Family Rental Home Providers Helping Residents Build Positive Credit History

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Programs may boost credit scores for those making on-time rent payments NRHC staff report February 15, 2024 Single-family rental home providers are taking considerable steps toward helping residents improve their credit scores and, in some cases, remove their “credit invisible” status by working with service providers who report on-time rental payments. By doing so, residents […]

Urban Institute Calls for Assistance for Renters

COVID-19 poses a great threat to public health and, with widespread business shutdowns, to the health of the economy. These effects hit employees of location-dependent businesses the hardest, including entertainment, travel, retail, and manufacturing businesses. And many of these employees are hourly workers who are more likely to be renters. Read More

SFRs and the Great Recession

New research from the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank shows SRF companies brought needed liquidity and capital to housing markets following the Great Recession – without negatively impacting rents or evictions.

Research shows homeownership not impacted by single-family rentals.

Recent research shows that the rate of homeownership in the United States has increased from 63.1% to 64.8% from 2016 through 2019. During this period of rising homeownership the vacancy rate for single-family rentals has fallen to a low of 5.2%. As NRHC has pointed out, homeownership and single-family rentals are not counter-cyclical – a […]