Lamenting the Rent

Barnes, Peter
April 1974
New Republic;4/13/74, Vol. 170 Issue 15, p15
Focuses on the sentiment of tenants in the U.S. on the legitimate cost of constructing and maintaining the building they live in. Overview of household income for renters; Percentage rate of married couples under 25 years, who are renters; Revelation that the renters' burden is increased when buildings are resold or refinanced; Argument pertaining to the refinancing of houses; Efforts of the U.S. federal government to provide aid to renters; Launch of loan guarantee program by the U.S. government for tenants; Provision of tax subsidy for tenants.


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