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

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

Blog

Alexander Hermann

Research Assistant

Increasing Land Prices Make Housing Less Affordable

Monday, July 22, 2019

Between 2012 and 2017, the value of land used for single-family housing in the United States rose almost four times...

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Kent Colton

Senior Research Fellow

A Home Builder Perspective on Housing Affordability and Construction Innovation

Monday, July 15, 2019

With housing affordability becoming a growing challenge – some would call it a crisis – in many parts of the...

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