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WHEN RENTS PRICE OUT WORKERS, THE ECONOMY SUFFERS

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A mismatch between the numbers of jobs and the number...

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Housing Displacement Pressures Mount In Boston's Changing Egleston Square

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In 2010, the census tract encompassing most of Boston's Egleston...

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Heavy Student Loan Debt Forces Many Millennials To Delay Buying Homes

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In the past two years, homeownership rates have increased largely...

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Defining Suburbia: The Implications of Differing Approaches

February 2019

It has become clear that places considered to be suburbs...

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Shared Equity and Affordable Housing: Lessons from the Nation’s Largest Community Land Trust

March 2019

The Champlain Housing Trust in Vermont is the country’s largest...

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Conference on Poverty and Inequality

February 2019

The Conference on Poverty and Inequality is a student-run conference...

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Mapping Over Two Decades of Neighborhood Change in the Boston Metropolitan Area

January 2019

The cities, towns, and neighborhoods that together make up greater...

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Staying a Step Ahead: Institutional Flexibility in the Rehabilitation of Social Housing in Oaxaca, Mexico

August 2017

The Mexican National Workers’ Housing Fund Institute, or Infonavit, is...

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Waiting for Homeownership: Assessing the Future of Homeownership, 2015-2035

December 2016

The decade-long decline in the homeownership rate in the United...

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Whitney Airgood-Obrycki

Senior Research Analyst

The Implications of Different Suburban Definitions

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Riverside is a low-density neighborhood in the city of Columbus, Ohio that has a distinctly suburban feel. About three-quarters of...

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Kermit Baker

Senior Research Fellow

The Canary Signs: 10 Indicators That Show Remodelers’ Current and Future Market Conditions

Monday, February 11, 2019

It looks like 2019 will be a time of transition for the remodeling industry, and we’ll see as we progress...

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Elizabeth La Jeunesse

Senior Research Analyst

More Consumers Are Interested in “Healthy Homes”

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Americans are increasingly worried about the links between health and everyday environmental exposures in their homes, according to “Healthy Home...

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Whitney Airgood-Obrycki

Senior Research Analyst

Are the Suburbs Losing Status?

Monday, February 04, 2019

The traditional image of suburbs in the United States is one of middle-class, white, family households owning single-family homes. But...

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Defining Suburbia: The Implications of Differing Approaches

Date: Friday, February 22, 2019

Location: Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies

It has become clear that places considered to be suburbs are, in fact, extraordinarily diverse, including many that have characteristics traditionally associated with “urban” areas. In response, many planners, policy makers, and scholars have been trying to develop new and more meaningful definitions of suburban (and urban) places.