A large and growing share of US households cannot find housing they can afford. A major focus of Joint Center research is to document the housing cost burdens that both renters and homeowners face, and to analyze the complex interrelationships among household incomes, housing prices, and the market dynamics driving affordability trends. We incorporate our findings into our signature reports and make our national, state, and metro-level cost burden data available through a variety of interactive tools.

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Whitney Airgood-Obrycki

Senior Research Analyst

Even Fully-Employed and Moderate-Income Households Struggle to Pay the Rent

Thursday, July 05, 2018

The nation’s almost 21 million cost-burdened renter households are not just low-income or unemployed. Rather, as the Joint Center documented...

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David Luberoff

Deputy Director

Winner of 2018 Best Paper on Housing Prize Focuses on Philadelphia’s Efforts to Address Climate Change and Affordable Housing

Friday, June 01, 2018

The Philadelphia Energy Campaign (PEC) is an unlikely success story of a municipal climate initiative prioritizing the needs of its...

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