In the media

Heavy Student Loan Debt Forces Many Millennials To Delay Buying Homes

NPR

In the past two years, homeownership rates have increased largely...

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In the media

Can Technology Help Fix the Housing Market?

The New York Times

Policymakers warn that the housing crisis isn’t a problem technology...

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The ‘Golden Girls’ trend could be a golden opportunity for retirees facing isolation

The Washington Post

The number of people 65 and older who live as...

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Event

Is Opportunity Knocking: Can Opportunity Zones Aid Distressed Neighborhoods?

February 2019

With the right regulations and guardrails in place, Opportunity Zones...

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Event

Defining Suburbia: The Implications of Differing Approaches

February 2019

It has become clear that places considered to be suburbs...

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Event

Shared Equity and Affordable Housing: Lessons from the Nation’s Largest Community Land Trust

March 2019

The Champlain Housing Trust in Vermont is the country’s largest...

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Publications

Mapping Over Two Decades of Neighborhood Change in the Boston Metropolitan Area

January 2019

The cities, towns, and neighborhoods that together make up greater...

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Publications

Staying a Step Ahead: Institutional Flexibility in the Rehabilitation of Social Housing in Oaxaca, Mexico

August 2017

The Mexican National Workers’ Housing Fund Institute, or Infonavit, is...

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Publications

Waiting for Homeownership: Assessing the Future of Homeownership, 2015-2035

December 2016

The decade-long decline in the homeownership rate in the United...

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Research and Tools

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Kermit Baker

Senior Research Fellow

The Canary Signs: 10 Indicators That Show Remodelers’ Current and Future Market Conditions

Monday, February 11, 2019

It looks like 2019 will be a time of transition for the remodeling industry, and we’ll see as we progress...

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Elizabeth La Jeunesse

Senior Research Analyst

More Consumers Are Interested in “Healthy Homes”

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Americans are increasingly worried about the links between health and everyday environmental exposures in their homes, according to “Healthy Home...

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Whitney Airgood-Obrycki

Senior Research Analyst

Are the Suburbs Losing Status?

Monday, February 04, 2019

The traditional image of suburbs in the United States is one of middle-class, white, family households owning single-family homes. But...

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David Luberoff

Deputy Director

New Interactive Tool Shows Two Decades of Social & Economic Change in Greater Boston

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

A new interactive mapping tool showing the dramatic demographic, social, and economic changes that have occurred in Greater Boston since...

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Fellowships & Pizza

Date: Friday, February 15, 2019

Location: Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies

An information session (with pizza!) about summer funding opportunities for Harvard graduate students interested in housing and community development.