In the media

California Passes Rent-Control Law in Bid to Address Housing Problems

The Wall Street Journal

California will cap rent increases under a new law at...

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In the media

As Development Booms, It's 'A Race Against Time' For Advocates Securing Affordable Housing In Worcester

WGBH

A national trend of people moving back to cities and...

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In the media

Apartment Demand From High-Income Renters Surging, Creating An Amenities Arms Race

Forbes

One factor that will tend to keep occupancy rates high...

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Event

The Future of Modular Housing

October 2019

FullStack Modular is a “fully integrated modular solution for design,...

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Co-Living in the Sharing Economy

October 2019

Within the context of the sharing economy, populations of today...

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Event

The Local Impacts of Global Outsourcing: Business Process Outsourcing, Urban Restructuring, and the Scrambling of Time in the Philippines

November 2019

Today, cities are no longer constrained by local time zones....

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Publications

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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Publications

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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Publications

Eliminating Exclusionary Land Use Regulations Should Be the Civil Rights Issue of Our Time

August 2019

Evidence is accumulating that the multiple layers of exclusionary zoning...

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Corinna Anderson

Publications Coordinator

Revitalization or Replacement? Two Cases of Redevelopment in Boston: Columbia Point and Commonwealth

Friday, October 11, 2019

The housing projects Columbia Point and Commonwealth illustrate two different strategies the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) used to cope with...

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Rocio Sanchez-Moyano

PhD Candidate in City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley

Homeownership Without the White Picket Fence? Hispanic Homeownership in the US

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Hispanics are much less likely to be homeowners than non-Hispanic whites, and in a new working paper (presented earlier this...

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Michael Stegman

Senior Research Fellow

How Lopping off the Wrong Loan Products to Trim the GSEs’ Market Reach Could Undermine Affordable Lending

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Over the years, with the approval of their regulator/conservator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac...

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Don Layton

Senior Industry Fellow

What the FHFA Needs to Get Right in Its GSE Capital Rule

Monday, October 07, 2019

In July 2018, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), regulator of the two government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Freddie Mac and Fannie...

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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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