In the media

As record number of boomers hit retirement age, inequality rampant in senior housing

Curbed

A rising awareness that the soon-to-be retired face especially difficult...

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In the media

Harvard study spotlights growing inequality among older Americans

The Boston Globe

A new Harvard study shows the inequality of wealth and...

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In the media

For baby boomers, age-proofing a home doesn’t come cheap

The Washington Post

For most of US history, people have moved in with...

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Event

Housing and Innovation: Lessons from the Ivory Prize

November 2019

Despite robust demand across the country for affordable starter homes...

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Event

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

Four Big Things the FHFA Needs to Get Right in Its GSE Capital Rule

October 2019

To finalize its proposed minimum required capital rule, there are...

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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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Jennifer Molinsky

Senior Research Associate

New Report Shows Widening Housing Inequality Among America’s Older Adults

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Housing inequality is becoming increasingly evident among older Americans as the number of older households climbs to unprecedented levels, according...

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Don Layton

Senior Industry Fellow

Housing Finance Reform: Down to Two Models, Both Built on the GSEs

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The two government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae were placed into conservatorship (a status where they operate...

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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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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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