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Tag Archives: Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS)

Increasing Prices Limiting Access to Homeownership

It’s no secret that the combination of rising home prices along with a trend of increasing interest rates have made buying the typical single-family home much more expensive, if not completely unaffordable for many.  According to Joint Center for Housing Studies ...

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Seniors Remain Vulnerable to Housing Market Fluctuations

“Demand for affordable, accessible housing, in-home services, and neighborhood supports and amenities is set to soar—yet right now, we fall well short of meeting even today’s needs,” said Jennifer Molinsky with the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies.

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Black Households’ Affordability Numbers Halved

The fact that housing and mortgage rates have done nothing but rise over the last year has hampered affordability across the board, but the impact on Black renters in particular has been particularly harsh—the share of Black renter households who ...

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On the Pandemic and Affordability

The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University provides a glimpse into affordability challenges and the number of cost-burdened households, using newly released data from the Census Bureau.

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On the Horizon: Insights From the JCHS

The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University takes a look at a few key datapoints, which give a better picture of how the market is faring as we near the year’s halfway point.

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A Modest Suggestion for a New Era

Americans have a lot invested in residential real estate, about $12 Trillion by way of traditional first mortgages on single-family homes. While that number may be shocking, 70% of that debt has been financed by four government agencies Freddie Mac ...

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