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PBS NewsHour

In California, tenants of a mobile home park try — but fail — to stop a corporate takeover

A 2019 report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University noted that an existing challenge for groups attempting to implement affordable housing methods in communities is the vast financial resources of private investors who can move more quickly to complete a purchase, compared to community development groups who must jump bureaucratic hurdles to secure funding.

The Boston Globe

Priced out of the city, Black Bostonians are finding their dream homes on the South Shore

“We see this pattern of displacement out of Boston, and so it is changing the face of the city as we know it,” said Sharon Cornelissen, a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, who has been researching the migration of Black residents from Dorchester to communities south of Boston, specifically Brockton.

The Boston Globe

Pandemic’s lesson for many older folks: Stay in your home as long as you can

The number of households occupied by people in their 80s is projected to more than double to 17.5 million in 2038, from 8.1 million in 2018, according to Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. And many of them will be women, who outlive men in the United States by an average of five years.


How to fight the affordable housing and climate crises at once

As Carlos Martín, the director of the Remodeling Futures Program at the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, told me, energy efficiency upgrades are climate mitigation steps; they would help reduce future emissions to make the crisis less severe.

Associated Press

America’s homeless ranks graying as more retire on streets

“The younger boomers were hit especially hard in the Great Recession, many losing their homes close to retirement,” said Jennifer Molinsky, project director for the Aging Society Program at Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies.