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More seniors are living alone. Stop blaming them for the housing crisis.

Curbed

Research shows that the relationship between solo-living baby boomers and...

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How Millennials Can Achieve Financial Security Without Owning a Home

Consumer Reports

Instead of building equity, many millennials are renting or living...

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A Luxury Apartment Rises in a Poor Neighborhood. What Happens Next?

The New York Times

New apartments today overwhelmingly target higher-income renters. The median rent...

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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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America's Rental Housing 2020

January 2020

With the number of cost-burdened renters again on the rise, local...

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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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Publications

Accessibility Features for Older Households in Subsidized Housing

January 2020

In the last ten years alone, the share of older...

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Publications

A Case Study of GSE Politicization: The Flawed Narrative of Loose Credit

December 2019

A significant feature of America’s residential mortgage system is its...

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Building Wealth through Homeownership: A Comparative Study of MHP’s ONE Mortgage Program and FHA

October 2019

This paper compares actual wealth building outcomes in the Massachusetts...

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Riordan Frost

Research Analyst

Losing Residents but Still Growing: How Migration and Population Change Affect Cities

Thursday, February 20, 2020

When I present research on residential mobility and migration in the United States, people are often surprised by the fact...

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Whitney Airgood-Obrycki

Research Associate

10 Surprising Facts from America’s Rental Housing 2020

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

A few weeks after our research team has started digging into the data for a new report, we get together...

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Don Layton

Senior Industry Fellow

The GSEs and the Economic Cycle: Realistic Expectations

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

“The GSEs should be fully buying mortgages at all times, regardless of the state of the economy or mortgage markets.”...

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Alexander Hermann

Research Analyst

High Levels of Mortgage Debt Are Associated with Lower Financial Well-Being Among Older Homeowners

Monday, February 10, 2020

As documented in the Center’s recent report, Housing America’s Older Adults 2019, both the share of older homeowners with mortgage...

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Rental Housing in the US: Findings from Our New Report

Date: Friday, February 21, 2020

Location: One Bow St, 4th Floor

Despite a slowdown in demand, rental markets across the US remain extremely tight, according to our new America’s Rental Housing report. Join us as Whitney Airgood-Obrycki, a Research Associate at the Center and lead author of the report, discusses key findings, including how low vacancy rates, limited new construction, and a growing number of higher-income renters are driving a rental affordability crisis, particularly for middle-income renters.