September 10, 2020

RealEstate - The Boston Globe

Unless more housing is built, the buyer struggle will continue, experts say

Chris Herbert, managing director for the Joint Center for Housing Studies, said the success of the Greater Boston economy keeps drawing higher-wage workers to the area, driving up demand while we’re simultaneously building far fewer houses than we did 30 years ago.

September 08, 2020


Remote workers pay cooling bills or sweat out summer heat at home

“There has been a transfer of burden from the commercial and industrial sectors to the residential sector,” said Riordan Frost, research analyst at Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies.

September 01, 2020


It’s time to prepare cities for people uprooted by climate change

On average, affordable housing stock (where rent is below $800) in the Rust Belt cities identified has fallen nearly 20% since 2011, according to Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. The national average is about 12%.

August 20, 2020

Bloomberg CityLab

Getting Old Needs a New Look

Researchers at Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies found that more than a third of older people are cost-burdened when it comes to housing, an all-time high. Deep racial inequities around homeownership, income, and affordable housing access exacerbate these issues.

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