Affordability

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

Documenting the Long-Run Decline in Low-Cost Rental Units in the US by State

September 17, 2019

Authors: Elizabeth La Jeunesse, Alexander Hermann, Daniel McCue, Jonathan Spader

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

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Data & Charts

Blog

Corinna Anderson

Publications Coordinator

Revitalization or Replacement? Two Cases of Redevelopment in Boston: Columbia Point and Commonwealth

Friday, October 11, 2019

The housing projects Columbia Point and Commonwealth illustrate two different strategies the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) used to cope with...

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Alexander Hermann

Research Analyst

New Paper Details the Dramatic Decline of Low-Cost Rentals

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

A significant decline in low-cost rental units over the past three decades has exacerbated housing affordability pressures faced by low-income...

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