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Three tips for parents of 'boomerang' kids who move back home

As for renting, that is unaffordable for half of renters, according to a study by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies. Which creates fertile ground for the phenomenon known as ... the Boomerang Kid. Many young adults are living with their parents because it makes so much financial sense, according to a new survey by financial services firm Thrivent. In fact, 46% of parents say their adult children have "boomeranged" back home at some point – and 50% of them say sky-high housing costs are to blame.


Buying a home is getting more difficult — and it isn’t just because of price

“I think it’s been a widespread issue that’s not just the high-cost areas,” said Daniel McCue, senior research associate at Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. “It’s very much across the nation.” McCue pointed to Columbus, Ohio, as an example of a place where a historically stable market suddenly began to surge during the Covid pandemic, noting that Columbus had “somewhere around 40% growth in prices between 2021 and 2023 — something that hadn’t been seen in decades.”

Yahoo Finance

The housing market is discouraging big remodeling projects

Abbe Will, the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies' Senior Research Associate & Associate Director of Remodeling Futures, joins Brad Smith on Wealth! to talk the interplay between the state of the US housing market and Americans' willingness to spend on home projects.


Students live alongside seniors at this Minnesota residential facility

We’re talking more about multigenerational communities,” noted Jennifer Molinsky at Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. “And I think that there are a lot of people who want to be surrounded by people of all ages and have those daily interactions, and I do think we are seeing different organizations respond to that.”

The Seattle Times

WA older adults fight isolation by rethinking senior housing

Growing social isolation and skyrocketing housing costs are driving people across the country to look for new ways of living and “mutual support,” said Jennifer Molinsky, director of Harvard’s Housing an Aging Society Program.