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Affordable Housing Trends Report Spring 2024

As housing costs spiral, rental affordability has become a more urgent issue, burdening a greater number of Americans. Arbor’s Affordable Housing Trends Report Spring 2024, developed in partnership with Chandan Economics, examines the major policies and programs shaping the marketplace at a time when overdue federal funding expansions have increased agency budgets.

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What Is Driving Lifestyle Renter Demand?

Lifestyle renters — those who have the means to own but prefer to rent or are willing to pay more for apartments with amenities — have become a key driver of rental demand in single-family rental homes, build-to-rent communities, and other types of high-quality multifamily housing. With this small yet influential demographic growing, our research teams examine and explain the factors driving lifestyle renter demand.

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Build-to-Rent Well-Positioned to Fill Housing Market Gap

With nearly one-fifth of multifamily properties now over 65 years old, it’s time to consider solutions for rejuvenating the rental housing stock in the U.S. While building rehabs are a tried-and-true solution, build-to-rent (BTR) is an alternative that is well-positioned to expand as Americans increasingly favor renting over homeownership.

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U.S. Added 514,000 New Rental Households in 2023

In a year when inflation and elevated interest rates weakened affordability, the rental housing sector strengthened and expanded. An analysis of newly released U.S. Census Bureau Housing Vacancies and Homeownership data shows the number of rental households climbed in 2023.

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Jordan Engelhardt

Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel

Jordan Engelhardt manages loan enforcement activities at Arbor. In this role, he works closely with legal, compliance, and business leaders across the company to plan and execute legal strategy and drive positive outcomes for Arbor.

Prior to joining Arbor in 2024, Mr. Engelhardt practiced law for over 14 years with a focus on commercial real estate and structured finance. He was a partner at A.Y. Strauss LLC and, preceding that role, served as counsel at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP.

Mr. Engelhardt earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School.

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