In the media

Homeowners are sitting on $6 trillion in available cash, but they're not tapping it

CNBC

The big gains in home values over the last two...

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In the media

The New Housing Crisis: Shut Out Of The Market

NPR

Ten years after the housing collapse during the Great Recession,...

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In the media

More renters over age 50 turning to 'Golden Girls' trend

USA Today

After ending a romantic relationship in her 60s, Rika Mead...

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Event

The Cinematic Slum

September 2018

Slums have been an important visual force in many films....

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Slums: New Visions for an Enduring Global Phenomenon

September 2018

A 3-day conference about slums worldwide...

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The Divided City: Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America

October 2018

Who really benefits from urban revival? Cities, from trendy coastal...

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Publications

A Shared Future: Consequences of Segregation for Children's Opportunity and Wellbeing

November 2017

This paper was originally presented at A Shared Future: Fostering...

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Publications

Investigating Metro-Area Home Improvement Spending Cycles

July 2018

The robust gains in the national home remodeling market in...

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The Effect of Debt on Default and Consumption: Evidence from Housing Policy in the Great Recession

May 2017

This paper empirically and theoretically analyzes the effect of debt...

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Riordan Frost

Research Assistant

Not just the Sunbelt: Millennials and Baby Boomers Increasingly Head West

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

When Americans decide to pick up and move, over the past fifty years they most commonly have left the Northeast...

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Alexander Hermann

Research Assistant

Price-to-Income Ratios are Nearing Historic Highs

Thursday, September 13, 2018

The typical sale price of an existing single-family home in 2017 was 4.2 times greater than the median household income,...

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Elizabeth La Jeunesse

Senior Research Analyst

Major Metro Remodeling Markets Projected to Heat Up Across the U.S.

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Annual growth in home improvement spending is expected to be widespread across the country’s largest metropolitan areas in 2018, according...

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Abbe Will

Research Associate and Associate Project Director, Remodeling Futures

New Research Brief Examines Volatility in Metro-Area Remodeling Cycles

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The first release in our new Improving America’s Housing research brief series, Investigating Metro-Area Home Improvement Spending Cycles, utilizes data from the...

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Slums: New Visions for an Enduring Global Phenomenon

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018 to Saturday, September 22, 2018

Location: Harvard Graduate School of Design & Harvard Center for Government and International Studies (CGIS)

The Cinematic Slum

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018 to Saturday, September 22, 2018

Location: Harvard Graduate School of Design