MHN’s Coronavirus Coverage

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold across the U.S. and the world, Multi-Housing News is covering the crisis through regular news updates, features and expert advice to help inform and guide our readers through this unprecedented time.

Our latest coverage (updated regularly):

Student, Senior Housing Hit Hardest in Q2: Moody’s

The two sectors saw rising vacancies and falling rents owning to the pandemic, and affordable housing was largely unaffected. 

Can Multifamily Breathe New Life Into Retail?

The live-work-play model is being reimagined with residential being added to shopping malls grappling with the effects of COVID-19. 

How COVID-19 Is Impacting Rental Housing

New reports show the influence of the pandemic on various apartment classes and metros across the country. 

September Rent Payments Reach 76 Percent: NMHC

The latest figures were pulled from more than 11 million rental units but do not reflect a large swath of the multifamily market that has been hit the hardest by COVID-19. 

Trump Administration Orders Nationwide Eviction Ban

The CDC ordered the sweeping moratorium, citing health risks due to the pandemic. 

Eviction Wave Still at Sea: Will It Make Land?

Paul Fiorilla of Yardi Matrix sheds light on how the multifamily industry continues to brace for an increase in missed rent payments. 

Dealing With Vacant Student Housing Space During a Pandemic

When it comes to investing in student housing, real estate experts suggest new models favored by the commercial sector and turnaround management. 

Unpredictability Remains Rental Housing Providers’ Main Concern

Although the housing market is a bright spot in the economy, owners and operators worry about what’s next. In our new podcast, NAA’s Paul Munger shares the findings of the association’s latest surveys. 

Suburbs Outperform Cities as Renters Relocate

Rent prices in urban city centers are down for the first time in a decade, according to a new report from Marcus & Millichap. 

Cloudy Prospects for Multifamily Amid Economic Comeback

Fannie Mae forecasts that GDP will grow by an annualized rate of 27.2 percent in the third quarter, but state and local budgets are a concern.

HUD Unveils $472M for Coronavirus Relief

The new allocation of CARES Act funding is designed to help low-income renters and those with disabilities. 

August Rent Payments Hit 79 Percent: NMHC 

Coming days after the expiration of supplementary unemployment benefits, the figure is a slight increase from July’s rent numbers. 

COVID-19 Downturn Fuels Q2 Falloff in Multifamily Demand

Net absorption plummeted to the lowest second-quarter level in 11 years, according to the latest CBRE Multifamily Figures Report. 

July Brings Job Gains, But Economy Still Reeling 

While the addition of 1.8 million jobs provides room for cautious optimism, improvement varies widely by region and volatility remains an issue.

Industry Urges More Rent Relief to Avoid ‘Domino Effect’

The multifamily industry and housing advocates are pushing for more federal measures to avoid potentially dire consequences for renters and multifamily owners. 

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