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California cities lead the U.S. in inflation. Housing costs are a big reason why

Los Angeles Times

Across California, more than 1.7 million households spent more than...

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Older homeowners are spending big on home improvements


Home improvement spending continues to trend upward; the home improvement...

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In the media

How Should We Define the Suburbs?


Based on census boundaries, ways of life, and physical characteristics,...

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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 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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Elizabeth La Jeunesse

Senior Research Analyst

Remodeling Spending Growth to Slow in Most Major Metros in 2019

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Annual gains in homeowner spending on improvements are expected to moderate across more than half of the nation’s largest metropolitan...

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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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