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The Boston Globe

Pandemic’s lesson for many older folks: Stay in your home as long as you can

The number of households occupied by people in their 80s is projected to more than double to 17.5 million in 2038, from 8.1 million in 2018, according to Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. And many of them will be women, who outlive men in the United States by an average of five years.


How to fight the affordable housing and climate crises at once

As Carlos Martín, the director of the Remodeling Futures Program at the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, told me, energy efficiency upgrades are climate mitigation steps; they would help reduce future emissions to make the crisis less severe.

Associated Press

America’s homeless ranks graying as more retire on streets

“The younger boomers were hit especially hard in the Great Recession, many losing their homes close to retirement,” said Jennifer Molinsky, project director for the Aging Society Program at Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies.


My childhood home became my world during the pandemic. Then, we moved

In 2020, more than 7 million households moved to a different county as many people moved from big cities to the suburbs, an increase of half a million compared to 2019. But the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University found that these upticks in early and late 2020 did not represent "a significant change from prior years in the total number of moves."