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Water damage riles condo owners in Plymouth

“Beyond six years, it is hard to probe whether the occupancy or behavior of the occupants isn’t impacting the system. It’s a little harder to find causality,’’ said Carlos Martín, project director of the Remodeling Futures Program at Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver


From 1990-2019, the US added 13.3 million rental units. However, the number of those renting at the lowest end of the market fell by 3.7 million.

The Boston Globe

This would-be candidate hoped to address Boston’s housing crisis — but was priced out before the campaign started

But Black political hopefuls hoping to kickstart their careers outside Boston face an uphill battle to secure elected office in the suburbs, said Sharon Cornelissen, a postdoctoral fellow who has studied the migration of Black Bostonians at Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. “Just because people are displaced to suburban cities doesn’t mean they’ll get political power,” Cornelissen said. “It hasn’t been transferred from the wealthy, white old-timers to the new groups that have made a home.”

The New York Times

When the Best Available Home Is the One You Already Have

By 2019, there were actually 3.6 million fewer renters who had moved in the previous year than in 2006. “That’s a precipitous decline,” said Riordan Frost, who studies mobility at the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies. “It’s really only going to get lower as people are unable to afford the asking rent” on a new unit.