NRHC Applauds FHFA Decision to Include Rental Payment History in Fannie Mae Underwriting

Washington, D.C. (August 26, 2021) – The National Rental Home Council (NRHC), representing America’s leading single-family rental home providers, commends the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) on its recent announcement that Fannie Mae will include rental payments as part of its credit underwriting process. The decision effectively allows an individual’s positive history of rental payments […]

America’s Leading Rental Home Providers Support President Biden’s Push for Swift Rental Assistance Disbursement in Latest Eviction Moratorium

Washington, D.C. (August 4, 2021) – The National Rental Home Council (NRHC), representing the leading housing providers in America’s single-family rental home industry, today released the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s efforts to ensure property owners and tenants receive the rental assistance they need as part of the latest moratorium on evictions. […]

Ten Facts to Challenge the Evictions Doomsday Narrative

Economic headlines offer a confusing mixed bag lately. A wide range of indicators show surprising strength in everything from jobs, wages and personal savings to home sales and apartment demand. The economic downturn triggered by COVID-19 turned out to be shortest recession in American history. But one narrative remains stubbornly negative: a looming “evictions tsunami.” Media […]

NRHC Launches New Website Promoting Build-for-Rent Housing

NRHC Launches New Website Promoting Build-for-Rent HousingInforms consumers, policymakers and media about benefits of growing sector Washington, D.C. (July 13, 2021) – The National Rental Home Council (NRHC) unveiled today the first comprehensive website dedicated exclusively to sharing information about build-for-rent housing: Buildforrenthomes.com. At a time when new home ‘for sale’ construction has not kept […]

Rental Home Companies and Homeownership: Evaluating the Data

Large single-family rental home companies have attracted attention for the size and scale of their portfolios of homes as well as their home-buying activities. As the story goes, these companies have an outsized presence in neighborhoods and communities across the country and their excessive purchases of homes serve to disadvantage individual homebuyers.  The reality is […]

Vox: Wall Street isn’t to blame for the chaotic housing market

The boogeyman isn’t who you want it to be. By Jerusalem Demsas The fundamentals of low supply of houses, low mortgage rates, and the entry of millions of millennials into the housing market armed with higher personal savings help explain most of why the housing market has careened out of control over the past year. […]

Demand for Single-Family Rentals Driven by Americans on the Move

Washington, D.C. (June 8, 2021) – Throughout the COVID pandemic, Americans have looked to housing as a way to shelter from uncertainty while adjusting to new realities of working and schooling from home. For many, those realities brought a new urgency to the search for housing that led to a widespread acceleration in migration patterns […]

Keeping Family Housing Affordable and Great Neighborhoods Accessible Data Show Markets Served by Large Rental Home Companies Have Higher and Faster-Growing Rates of Homeownership – A Win for Housing

Washington, D.C. (June 2, 2021) – New data released by the National Rental Home Council (NRHC) show markets served by large single-family rental home companies have rates of homeownership that are higher than markets where companies do not have a presence. Further, over the most recent five-year period, rates of homeownership in markets served by […]