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Money Magazine

How to Get a Home Improvement Loan

According to the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, in 2017 the median cost of a home improvement project was $1,200.

The Wall Street Journal

Wall Street-Funded Plan to Gentrify Affordable Housing Crumbles in Harlem

According to Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, between 2012 and 2017, the US lost 450,000 rental homes priced between $600 and $999 a month and lost 3.1 million homes renting for less than $600 a month. At the same time, the number of apartments renting for more than $1,000 rose by five million.

The Philadelphia Inquirer

DIY home improvement projects you can do in the winter

“The remodeling market is bouncing back from the initial shocks caused by the pandemic, as homeowners continue to spend significant time in their home and are adapting it for work, school, and leisure,” said Chris Herbert, managing director of the Joint Center for Housing Studies.


One Simple Reform Could Save U.S. Homeowners Billions

Homeownership has become increasingly unaffordable to working families in recent years, a trend worsened by the coronavirus pandemic. There’s a way the government can ease some of that burden, particularly for first-time buyers, who are disproportionately minorities: Do what’s needed to reduce the unnecessarily high cost of mortgage insurance.

The New York Times

Elderly and Homeless: America’s Next Housing Crisis

In a 2019 report, the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University zoomed in on the growing demand for subsidized housing and the dwindling number of income-eligible older adults receiving federal subsidies and made another disquieting projection: If nothing changes, an additional 2.4 million of the poorest senior citizens in the United States will have no access to affordable housing by 2038.