Daniel Hertz

Daniel Hertz is a senior fellow at City Observatory.

Housing Can’t Be Both Affordable and a Good Investment

The two pillars of American housing policy are fundamentally at odds.

The Fundamental Contradictions of U.S. Housing Policy

Local governments can’t resist trying to make a home both a cheap purchase and a lucrative investment.

There's Basically No Way Not to Be a Gentrifier

It doesn't matter where you live. You're displacing someone, and making income segregation worse.

Blame Overbearing Government for Gentrification, Not Just Neo-Liberalism

The exploding housing prices we see today are a result of policy decisions made decades ago.