Tony Roshan Samara

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Tony Roshan Samara is senior program manager of Land Use and Housing at Urban Habitat in Oakland, California, and serves on the steering committee of the Right to the City Alliance. He is also the author of Rise of the Renter Nation: Real Solutions to the Affordable Housing Crisis.

Renters Are Not The Problem

Alan Mallach concludes his recent commentary on the problem of declining homeownership (Do Urban Neighborhoods Need Homeowners?) with the important reminder that cities and policymakes should not neglect renters. Yet, his argument leading up to this point is a prescription for continuing a century-old approach to housing that structurally advantages homeowners and disadvantages moderate- and […]