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Measuring the Nation's Rental Housing Affordability Problems

Eric Belsky, Jack Goodman, Rachel Bogardus Drew • June 1, 2005

Difficulty affording housing is widely acknowledged as the most common housing problem in the United States. No matter how one chooses to measure the problem, it is clearly…
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Watch the Inventory – and the Investors

Eric Belsky • February 13, 2013

As housing demand has been coming up, the inventory of homes for sale on the market has been going down.  This tightening of supply relative to demand is the bedrock of the…
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Five Insights from 25 Years of Remodeling Research

Kermit Baker • July 21, 2021

I recently retired as Director of the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies, a position that I have been extremely fortunate to hold since its…
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A Housing Recovery, but Not for All Americans

Eric Belsky • June 26, 2013

Driven by rising home prices and growing demand, the U.S. housing recovery is well underway, according to our latest State of the Nation’s Housing report released today.…
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The Return of Substandard Housing

Kermit Baker • February 27, 2013

The magnitude of the housing bust that began in the middle of the past decade is well documented, with a 75 percent plunge in housing starts, 45 percent decline in existing…
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More Working Americans Struggling to Afford Housing

Eric Belsky • December 13, 2012

With growth in incomes lagging growth in housing and utility costs, the share of Americans spending large sums of their income on housing has climbed nearly uninterrupted for…