In the media

Home improvement spending is expected to fall

Yahoo Finance

Abbe Will, Associate Project Director of the Remodeling Futures Program,...

Read More
In the media

Congress must take action on affordable housing legislation

The Hill

According to the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard...

Read More
In the media

How California Became America’s Housing Market Nightmare


Recent wildfires have only heightened the stakes for a state...

Read More

Housing as History: New Directions for Boston’s Subsidized Housing: Learning from the Past

November 2019

As neighborhoods across Boston face enormous development pressure, there is...

Read More

Excessive Mortgages, Financial Well-Being, and Financial Skills Among Older Homeowners

December 2019

Over the last few decades, the share of older homeowners...

Read More

Tenure and Location Choice among Hispanic Households

October 2019

Persistently large gaps in homeownership between whites and Hispanics are...

Read More

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...

Read More

The Shifting Profile of First-Time Homebuyers: 1997-2017

August 2019

Who are recent first-time homebuyers? What kinds of homes do...

Read More

Research and Tools

load more


Whitney Airgood-Obrycki

Senior Research Analyst

The Growing Problem of Older Adult Homelessness

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

While the number of people experiencing unsheltered homelessness has decreased over the last ten years, the number of older adults...

Read More

Kerry Spitzer

Baystate Health

Institutions and Geographic Concentration in VA Mortgage Lending

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

The Veteran’s Administration (VA) home loan program, which makes homeownership more affordable for veterans, is used more extensively in places...

Read More

Daniel McCue

Senior Research Associate

Big Cities Are Taking on Housing Affordability, but Even the Largest Will Need Help

Monday, November 04, 2019

The nation’s largest cities are at the forefront of the battle against high housing costs. In efforts described in our...

Read More

Michael Stegman

Senior Research Fellow

How the Presence and Type of Down Payment Assistance Affects the Performance of Affordable Mortgage Loans

Monday, October 28, 2019

Even though Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac returned to very-low down payment lending following the financial crisis, saving for a...

Read More
load more


Sort By:
  • Local Events
  • Publications
  • Conferences
  • Research
  • Webcasts
Apply Filter

Housing + Innovation: Lessons from the Ivory Prize

Date: Friday, November 15, 2019

Location: Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium

Despite robust demand across the country for affordable starter homes and rental units, stringent land-use regulations, high construction costs, and an ongoing shortage of skilled laborers have made it difficult, if not impossible, to profitably produce middle-market housing. Innovative strategies to overcome these challenges will be the focus of this half-day symposium, which will feature the finalists from the inaugural Ivory Prize in Housing Affordability.