NEW YORK — New research shows that proof of residency isn’t necessary to rent an Airbnb ride or a CITIZEN RESIDENT INVESTMENT PLACE.
In a study by the National Association of Home Builders and the University of Illinois, which surveyed more than 200 rental and apartment owners, only 6 percent said they had proof of residence.
They cited issues like having lived in the area for 10 years, paying taxes and paying rent.
They said the study is “just the beginning” and said there’s no hard and fast rules on what qualifies as proof of permanent residency.
But they said it’s a step in the right direction.
“It’s the next step in making sure that all new housing is built in communities that have proven to be home to the largest number of people who are going to be able to afford it,” said Julie Hines, senior vice president of public policy at the NHAIB.
The association has been working to pass a law to allow landlords to provide proof of address.
It has also been working with state officials to establish an affordable housing program, and to create incentives for landlords to put in affordable housing.
The new study comes as the Trump administration considers a proposal to make it easier for renters to access federal financial aid.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development is set to unveil its budget proposal on Wednesday.