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.

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Whitney Airgood-Obrycki

Research Associate

Pandemic Will Worsen Housing Affordability for Service, Retail, and Transportation Workers

Monday, March 30, 2020

While the full economic impact of COVID-19 is yet to be seen, early indications suggest that we are headed into...

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Hannah Hoyt

Gramlich Fellow

More for Less?: How Design and Construction Decisions Can (and Can’t) Address Multifamily Housing Costs

Monday, March 16, 2020

How can developers, architects, and contractors address multifamily housing costs through design and construction decisions? Or, phrased differently, what are...

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