Affordability

A large and growing share of US households cannot find housing they can afford. A major focus of Joint Center research is to document the housing cost burdens that both renters and homeowners face, and to analyze the complex interrelationships among household incomes, housing prices, and the market dynamics driving affordability trends. We incorporate our findings into our signature reports and make our national, state, and metro-level cost burden data available through a variety of interactive tools.

Reports & Papers

Measuring Housing Affordability: Assessing the 30 Percent of Income Standard

September 25, 2018

Authors: Christopher Herbert, Alexander Hermann, Daniel McCue

A SHARED FUTURE: CAN GENTRIFICATION BE INCLUSIVE?

May 16, 2018

Author: Ingrid Gould Ellen

CREATING WELL-DESIGNED AFFORDABLE HOUSING: OPPORTUNITIES AND OBSTACLES

March 22, 2018

Authors: Donald Taylor-Patterson, David Luberoff

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Data & Charts

Blog

Daniel McCue

Senior Research Associate

Changes in Supply and Demand at Various Segments of the Rental Market: How Do They Match Up?

Friday, October 26, 2018

A growing number of low-income renters are competing for a shrinking number of low-rent units. This is the basic conclusion...

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Chris Herbert

Managing Director

Is There a Better Way to Measure Housing Affordability?

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

When the Joint Center for Housing Studies estimates the extent of housing affordability problems, we typically start by measuring the...

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