WHYY Features PolicyMap/Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Study on Home Repair Needs

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.