The State of the Nation's Housing 2016

Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies

With household growth finally picking up, housing should help boost the economy. Although homeownership rates are still falling, the bottom may be in sight as the lingering effects of the housing crash continue to dissipate.








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Live Event Recording

The State of the Nation's Housing 2016 was released at an event at The National Press Club in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, June 22.


Diana Olick, Reporter, CNBC (moderator)
Chris Herbert, Managing Director, Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies 
Stuart Miller, CEO, Lennar Corporation
Mayor Setti Warren, Chair of the Community Development and Housing Committee, U.S. Conference of Mayors; Mayor, City of Newton, Massachusetts
Diane Yentel, President and CEO, National Low Income Housing Coalition

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