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

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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Whitney Airgood-Obrycki

Senior Research Analyst

The Growing Problem of Older Adult Homelessness

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

While the number of people experiencing unsheltered homelessness has decreased over the last ten years, the number of older adults...

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