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Real Estate's Constant Conflict

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Senior housing: Older Americans face affordability, accessibility challenges

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How Do Mortgage Refinances Affect Debt, Default, and Spending?

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Symposium on Housing Tenure and Financial Security

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Investigating Metro-Area Home Improvement Spending Cycles

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The need for preserving affordable housing is often seen as...

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Kerry Donahue

Associate Director of Communications

Over Half of US Households Now Headed by Someone 50+, but the Nation is Ill-Prepared to House its Aging Population

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

More than half of US households are now headed by someone 50 or over, according to our new report, Housing America’s...

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Jennifer Molinsky

Senior Research Associate

Housing and “The Good Life”

Monday, November 05, 2018

What makes a good life in late life? And what role might housing and the built environment play in efforts...

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Hyojung Lee

Postdoctoral Fellow

Millennials and the Future Urban Landscape

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

As they age, will the young, white, well-educated, upper income adults who have driven much of the population growth and...

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Daniel McCue

Senior Research Associate

Changes in Supply and Demand at Various Segments of the Rental Market: How Do They Match Up?

Friday, October 26, 2018

A growing number of low-income renters are competing for a shrinking number of low-rent units. This is the basic conclusion...

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Diverted Homeowners and Rental Affordability Crisis

Date: Friday, November 16, 2018

Location: Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies

Although much has written about the housing-market collapse in 2006 and the subsequent rise in the number and share of cost-burdened renters, few studies have carefully examined the connections between these two significant changes. In this talk, Lee will present research, carried out with Dowell Myers and Gary Painter, which found that as of 2015, about 8.4 million would-be homeowners (the expected number given market and demographic characteristics in 2000) either became renters or have left the housing market. This shift, they estimate, triggered a host of changes in rental housing markets, notably greater demand for more expensive rental units and higher rental burdens.