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As Home Prices Soar, Utah Lawmakers Want To Help Low-Income Residents Pay Their Rent


The most salient issue in the current housing market is...

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Leader of L.A.’s Homelessness Agency to Resign

The New York Times

Peter Lynn’s tenure has been marked by a frustrating contradiction:...

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OK Boomer, Who’s Going to Buy Your 21 Million Homes?

The Wall Street Journal

New research from Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies...

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Addressing Homelessness: What Can (and Can’t) Architecture Do?

March 2020

Over the past two decades, Michael Maltzan, FAIA and his...

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In Pursuit of Equitable Development: Lessons from Washington, Detroit, and Boston

April 2020

Equitable development, a new concept in planning and community development,...

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Tenure and Location Choice among Hispanic Households

October 2019

Persistently large gaps in homeownership between whites and Hispanics are...

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The American Dream or Just an Illusion? Understanding Land Contract Trends in the Midwest Pre- and Post-Crisis

August 2019

This paper examines contract for deed activity across six Midwestern...

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The Shifting Profile of First-Time Homebuyers: 1997-2017

August 2019

Who are recent first-time homebuyers? What kinds of homes do...

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Sean Veal

Research Assistant

Chicago Development Highlights Collaborative Efforts to Preserve Housing and Develop Sustainable Communities

Monday, December 02, 2019

In her closing remarks at the recent Foundations for the Future of Housing Conference, Julia Stasch, past president of the...

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Don Layton

Senior Industry Fellow

The Freddie Mac G-Fee Discount: Has the Single Security Eliminated It for Good?

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

When I joined Freddie Mac as CEO in 2012, I knew that, despite it being a giant company with $2...

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David Luberoff

Deputy Director

VIDEO: Innovative and Collaborative Approaches to Solving Housing Affordability

Monday, November 25, 2019

Innovative and collaborative approaches to the growing challenge of housing affordability were the focus of Housing + Innovation: Lessons from...

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Anna Carlsson

JCHS Community Service Fellow

Does Shared Equity Housing Work?

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Shared equity housing strategies are drawing increasing interest from people in all corners of the housing and community development field....

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Excessive Mortgages, Financial Well-Being, and Financial Skills Among Older Homeowners

Date: Friday, December 06, 2019

Location: One Bow St, 4th Floor

Over the last few decades, the share of older homeowners with mortgage debt has doubled, while the typical amount of outstanding debt relative to home values has tripled.