This is such a complex topic, relating also to homelessness, and I hope to have links to articles, while also making this a space to discuss the topic. The goal is to gain a better understanding and identifying effective solutions. Here’s a twitter thread about how YIMBY’s (Yes in My Backyard)–people who support building more housing units in their communities can create the impression that they’re pro-landlord and pro-developer, and how this can turn others off because of strong anti-landlord and anti-developer feelings.
11/ Again, the core of landlord power is that they control a scarce resource. The best way to reduce that power is to make the resource less scarce. Landlord market power over renters will decrease the more new housing is built.
— Neoliberal (@ne0liberal) April 14, 2018