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3 Home Renovations That Will Help You Live Independently as You Get Older

Money Magazine

Sixty-five million households in the U.S. are now headed by...

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Living in a motel isn’t glamorous; it’s a sign that things must change


Across the country, budget motels serve as semipermanent residences for...

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Affordable housing for minimum wage workers doesn’t exist


While the federal minimum wage has remained stuck at $7.25...

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The State of the Nation's Housing 2019 Release

June 2019

Join us as we release the 2019 State of the...

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Defining Suburbs: How Definitions Shape the Suburban Landscape

February 2019

This paper examines three types of suburban definitions to understand...

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Tenure Projections of Homeowner and Renter Households for 2018-2038

March 2019

Following the rise and fall in the U.S. homeownership rate...

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Measuring Housing Affordability: Assessing the 30 Percent of Income Standard

September 2018

The 30-percent of income standard is a widely used and...

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Alexander Hermann

Research Assistant

Are Cost Burdens High in Small, University-Dominated Metros?

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

On the surface at least, housing affordability is a major issue in the markets dominated by large public universities. In...

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Alexander von Hoffman

Senior Research Fellow

Being Creative in the Pursuit of Affordable Housing

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Observing how creative practitioners have addressed the knotty problems involved in providing good homes to people who otherwise could not...

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Abbe Will

Research Associate and Associate Project Director, Remodeling Futures

The Most Popular Remodeling Projects: Rich Data Tables Provide Insights and Answer Key Questions

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

What are the most common types of home improvement projects? How much do homeowners spend on a typical bathroom remodel...

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George Masnick

Senior Research Fellow

Behind the Data: The Demographics of Slow-Growing Areas

Friday, June 07, 2019

The modest population growth in many slow-growing US states not only masks significant racial and ethnic changes among residents, it...

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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. Fall 2019 events will be added to the calendar this summer.

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