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

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

Measuring Housing Affordability: Assessing the 30 Percent of Income Standard

September 25, 2018

Authors: Christopher Herbert, Alexander Hermann, Daniel McCue

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Data & Charts


Alexander von Hoffman

Senior Research Fellow

Being Creative in the Pursuit of Affordable Housing

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Observing how creative practitioners have addressed the knotty problems involved in providing good homes to people who otherwise could not...

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David Luberoff

Deputy Director

Strategies for Sustainable Growth in Community Land Trusts

Monday, April 22, 2019

With increasing concern about housing affordability, there has been growing interest in Community Land Trusts (CLTs), place-based non-profits that hold...

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