Even after the Great Recession, homeownership remains an important path to wealth-building and residential stability for millions of households. Our research examines changing patterns of homeownership at the national and metro levels, as well as the demographic drivers of those patterns. We also look at how government programs and policies shape homebuyer markets and the housing finance system

Reports & Papers

Homeownership Experiences Following Criminal Justice Contact

December 09, 2019

Author: Brielle Bryan

Mortgage Journeys: A Video Ethnography of the Homebuying and Mortgage Process

November 26, 2019

Authors: Anna Jefferson, Hannah Thomas

Shared Equity Housing: A Review of Existing Literature

November 21, 2019

Author: Anna Carlsson

Exit from Homeownership by Low-Income Households

November 12, 2019

Author: Jeffrey Zabel

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Data & Charts


Sharon Cornelissen

Postdoctoral Fellow

CORRECTED: COVID-19 and Financially Vulnerable Homeowners: National Trends and Voices from Brockton, Massachusetts

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Note: The previous version of this blog had incorrect figures, which have been changed to the correct ones. Due to...

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Brielle Bryan

Rice University

Criminal Justice Contact, Homeownership, and Implications for the Black-White Wealth Gap

Monday, December 09, 2019

Prior research has demonstrated that racial disparities in incarceration contribute to the black-white homeownership gap. In Homeownership Experiences Following Criminal...

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