Reports

Housing America's Older Adults 2019

Author: Joint Center for Housing Studies | October 16, 2019

Housing inequality is becoming increasingly evident among older Americans as the number of older households climbs to unprecedented levels. Between 2012 and 2017, the number of households headed by someone 65 or older jumped from 27 million to 31 million and will continue to grow. At the same time, the number of older adults facing housing cost burdens reached an all-time high of 10 million, income disparities are widening, and white-minority gaps in homeownership have expanded......

The State of the Nation's Housing 2019

Author: Joint Center for Housing Studies | June 25, 2019

Although household growth is returning to a more normal pace, our new State of the Nation's Housing report shows that housing production still falls short of what is needed, which is keeping pressure on house prices and rents and eroding affordability. While demographic trends alone should support a vibrant housing market over the coming decade, realizing this potential depends heavily on whether the market can provide a broader and more affordable range of housing options for tomorrow’s households......

Improving America's Housing 2019

Author: Joint Center for Housing Studies | March 12, 2019

The U.S. market for home improvement and repair is now well over $400 billion annually as the housing stock faces pressure to meet the nation's growing and changing housing needs. ...

The Ingredients of Equitable Development Planning

Author: Alexander von Hoffman | March 11, 2019

Equitable development is a new form of community development and urban planning aimed at revitalizing disinvested communities and ensuring that all residents of urban places can shape urban development and benefit from economic growth in an equitable fashion....

Housing Americas Older Adults 2018

Author: Joint Center for Housing Studies | November 14, 2018

More than half of the nation's households are now headed by someone at least 50 years of age. These 65 million older households are highly diverse and require different types of housing to meet their needs and preferences. Affordable, accessible housing located in age-friendly communities and linked to health supports is particularly in short supply....

PRO Neighborhoods Progress Report 2018

Authors: Alexander von Hoffman, Matthew Arck | October 05, 2018

PRO Neighborhoods Progress Report 2018 presents an assessment of the program's first component, which awards funds to groups of CDFIs that collaborate to enhance social and economic opportunity for low- and moderate-income people and revitalize the distressed neighborhoods in which they live....

The State of the Nation's Housing 2018

Author: Joint Center for Housing Studies | June 19, 2018

Since 1988, our annual State of the Nation’s Housing report has provided an overview of housing market conditions in the U.S. As we mark the 30th anniversary, this year’s report not only examines recent trends, but assesses whether and how key metrics have changed over the last three decades and serves as a yardstick to measure whether or not the nation has met its goal of producing decent and affordable homes for all....

America's Rental Housing 2017

America's Rental Housing 2017

Author: Joint Center for Housing Studies | December 14, 2017

A decade of unprecedented growth in the rental housing market may be coming to an end, according to our 2017 America’s Rental Housing report. Fewer new renter households are being formed, rental vacancy rates have risen, and rent increases have slowed....