August 05, 2019
Does renting out your house make sense?
This article in The Hindu Business Line assesses the obstacles to adequate rental supply in the housing market, citing findings from IDFC Institute's India Infrastructure Report.
February 13, 2019
Legitimise informal rental agreements in slums
For slum housing policies to be truly inclusive, the State must recognise diverse tenurial arrangements.
January 11, 2019
Fast Fact: India's Urban Housing Problem in 3 Numbers
Low rental yields and obstacles to eviction mean that 11.1 million urban houses in India are left vacant.
January 24, 2018
Rent Control in Mumbai
Alex Tabarrok in conversation with Reuben Abraham, Vaidehi Tandel and Kshitij Batra about rent control in Mumbai
March 31, 2017
Motilal Oswal Quotes IDFC Institute's Work on Affordable Housing
A Market Review Report by Motilal Oswal quotes IDFC Institute's work on affordable housing.
September 01, 2016
Is a Flourishing Rental Housing Market Key to Housing for All?
India's huge housing deficit, especailly in the lower income bracket, calls for a serious relook at the rental housing regime. This article in Swarjya by Vivek Kaul, talks of the critical need for rental housing reform if India's housing for all by...
June 14, 2016
Why Repealing the Maharashtra Rent Control Act is Good Politics
Reviving rental housing needs drastic changes to the existing rent control regime to make it more responsive to the market while continuing to protect tenants against unfair rent increases and evictions.
December 14, 2015
Decline of Rental Housing in India: the Case of Mumbai
This paper assesses the impact of rent control for Mumbai, where it has created a shortfall in formal, affordable rental housing and contributed to distortions in the land market.
November 17, 2014
Housing For All: The Way Forward
A multi-pronged approach to simultaneously cater to different aspects of affordable housing is crucial.