A large and growing share of US households cannot find housing they can afford. A major focus of our research is to document the housing cost burdens that both renters and homeowners face, and to analyze the complex interrelationships among household incomes, housing prices, and the market dynamics driving affordability trends. We incorporate our findings into our signature reports and make our national, state, and metro-level cost burden data available through a variety of interactive tools.

Reports & Papers

A Home Builder Perspective on Housing Affordability and Construction Innovation

July 15, 2019

Authors: Kent Colton, Gopal Ahluwalia

PRO Neighborhoods: Innovative Strategies for Affordable Housing

June 13, 2019

Authors: Alexander von Hoffman, Matthew Arck

Strategies for Sustainable Growth in Community Land Trusts

April 22, 2019

Author: Aneliese Palmer

Estimating the Gap in Affordable and Available Rental Units for Families

April 02, 2019

Authors: Whitney Airgood-Obrycki, Jennifer Molinsky

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Data & Charts


Whitney Airgood-Obrycki

Research Associate

America’s Rental Affordability Crisis is Climbing the Income Ladder

Friday, January 31, 2020

Rental market conditions in the United States have changed fundamentally since the Great Recession, according to America’s Rental Housing 2020,...

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David Luberoff

Deputy Director

VIDEO: Innovative and Collaborative Approaches to Solving Housing Affordability

Monday, November 25, 2019

Innovative and collaborative approaches to the growing challenge of housing affordability were the focus of Housing + Innovation: Lessons from...

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