In the media

How Gen Z & Young Millennials Are Redefining Life Stages, Markets & Retirement For Everyone

Forbes

The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies reports a steady...

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In the media

Unless more housing is built, the buyer struggle will continue, experts say

RealEstate - The Boston Globe

Chris Herbert, managing director for the Joint Center for Housing...

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Remote workers pay cooling bills or sweat out summer heat at home

Marketplace

“There has been a transfer of burden from the commercial...

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Event

20th Annual Dunlop Lecture: Addressing Homelessness: What Can (and Can’t) Architecture Do?

October 2020

In the 20th Annual John T. Dunlop Lecture, Michael Maltzan,...

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Event

Hack-A-House: A Housing Affordability Hackathon

October 2020

Hack-A-House is a 24-hour live, online, “hackathon”-style competition, hosted by...

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Event

The Rent Eats First: Using Residual Income to Measure Rental Affordability

October 2020

Most renters spend more on housing than any other basic...

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Publications

Racial Stratification and School Segregation in the Suburbs: The Case of Los Angeles County

June 2020

With residential mobility declining and educational choice increasing, white and...

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Publications

Estimating the Gap in Affordable and Available Rental Units for Families

April 2019

While we typically think of family households as homeowners, renters...

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Publications

The Potential for Shared Equity and Other Forms of Down Payment Assistance to Expand Access to Homeownership

October 2019

Previous studies of the financial constraints for homeownership attainment have...

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Don Layton

Senior Industry Fellow

Can America Finally Have a Stable Housing Finance System?

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), a committee of federal financial regulators created by the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 and...

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David Luberoff

Deputy Director

Online Fall Events Will Focus on Equitable Development, Homelessness, and Other Key Issues

Monday, September 14, 2020

Although we’re working remotely, we still are hosting a variety of virtual events this fall on a range of housing-related...

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David Luberoff

Deputy Director

Using Social Housing to Implement a Progressive Urban Agenda: Lessons from Bogota, Colombia

Thursday, August 27, 2020

When Gustavo Petro, a self-described radical, was elected mayor of Bogota, Colombia in 2012, he embraced policies aimed at densifying...

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Daniel McCue

Senior Research Associate

Buyer Beware: A Cautionary Note on the Most Recent Homeownership Data from HVS

Monday, August 10, 2020

The Census Bureau released its Q2 2020 Housing Vacancy Survey (HVS) estimates on July 28. Housing analysts look to this...

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Throughout the year, the Joint Center for Housing Studies reaches beyond the university to promote national discussion of important housing policy issues. In addition to on-campus seminars, lectures, and webcasts, we convene major conferences and symposia on topics of national importance in the housing field, bringing together housing practitioners, researchers, and policymakers from organizations and communities around the country.

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