The authors of the PolicyMap and Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia study, “Measuring and Understanding Home Repair Costs,” have just published an article about the study for WHYY, Philadelphia’s NPR-affiliated public media organization. You can read the article here.
The article focuses on home repair needs in the Philadelphia area, where 41% of renters, according to the study, live in housing in need of repair. The total cost of repair for the region is $2.7 billion, with rental units alone totaling over $900 million. You can read the original report, which covers the whole country, here.