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The Economist

Rich renters are fleeing America’s cities

A new report by researchers at Harvard University finds that only the most well-off renters will benefit from the impact of the pandemic on the rental market.

Marketplace

Report warns of a worsening affordability crisis for renters

The economic fallout from the pandemic is hitting the lowest-income renters especially hard. That’s one finding from the new State of the Nation’s Housing report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University.

Consumer Affairs

Single-family home rents are rising at a near-record rate

Because of the growing shortage of available homes to buy or rent, housing costs have been rising sharply for the last three years. In January, even before the pandemic hit, the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies issued a report showing that rent affordability was beginning to affect even middle-income consumers.

Money Magazine

How to Get a Home Improvement Loan

According to the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, in 2017 the median cost of a home improvement project was $1,200.

Yahoo

Renting may be the best option for seniors, study finds

“Older owners living in places with the highest livability are living in places that score particularly highly in transportation, housing and amenities,” said Jennifer Molinsky, senior research associate at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University and a Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design.