Posts Tagged: study

Housing Bust Mixed Owners With Renters

The housing bust blurred one of the distinctions that we often use to define and divide ourselves: whether we’rehomeowners orrenters. In the midst of the crash, longtime homeowners suddenly became renters (some of them even in their own homes). And many longtime renters suddenly concluded that they might not want to own after all. Single-family… Read more »

Are Gayborhoods Going Straight?

New research finds that traditionally gay neighbourhoods are becoming increasingly “straight” places, and could be at risk of losing their distinct cultural identity. Fewer same-sex couples reside in historically gay neighbourhoods compared to 10 years ago, according to one of the largest studies of sexuality in the U.S. Led by University of British Columbia sociologist… Read more »

Study: Living in the Gayborhood

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Planning Association sheds light on the connection between our patterns of movement and what we have in common with our neighbors. Urban planning researchers Michael Smart, of Rutgers, and Nicholas Klein, of the Pratt Institute, examined how people who live in neighborhoods bound by social… Read more »

New Study Finds Widespread Real Estate Discrimination Against Gays

At today’s (Tue/11) Board of Supervisors meeting, Sup. David Campos is introducing legislation to encourage large-scale developers to protect the housing rights of the LGBT community. Same-sex couples nationwide are more likely to experience discrimination in their search for senior housing, a study by the Washington, D.C. based Equal Rights Center found. To investigate, testers… Read more »

USA: HUD Looks at LGBT Housing Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development just released the first report on discrimination in rental housing against LGBT citizens. LGBT Weekly reports: According to HUD’s study, same-sex couples experience unequal treatment more often than heterosexual couples when responding to internet ads for rental units, and findings show that gay male couples experience more… Read more »

Does Homeownership Kill Jobs?

A new study thinks so. WonkBlog reports: Back in the 1990s, British economist Andrew Oswald first showed that higher levels of homeownership were correlated with higher levels of unemployment across European countries and within the United States. Other possible variables — such as unionization rates — didn’t explain the variation in joblessness nearly as well…. Read more »

Gay Neighbors Raise Home Values

Gays have a positive impact on home values in liberal areas. But in conservative ones, same-sex couples drag down prices — probably because people don’t want to live near them. Time to thank your neighbors for their nice flower boxes. A new study summarized by the Harvard Business Review confirms what’s become conventional wisdom in… Read more »

New Study: Gay Couples, Single Mothers Face Rental Discrimination

A surprising new study by the University of British Columbia has discovered that gay male couples and single parents face significant discrimination in Vancouver’s rental housing market, compared to straight couples. The research, published in the August issue of the journal Social Problems, is the largest investigation of housing discrimination against single parents. Overall, the… Read more »