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The Atlantic

The US Needs More Housing Than Almost Anyone Can Imagine

Nationally, “household growth and new construction have been essentially coincident for the last seven or eight years,” said Chris Herbert, of Harvard. “Typically, housing construction exceeds household formation by about 20 percent, because we’re always removing housing that has outlived its useful life. We haven’t been doing that for a long time. Just by that very simple measure, we’re not building enough.”

Here today. Gone tomorrow. Back someday because of climate change.

“New England is predicted by some as being a receiver community,” said Carlos Martín, a project director at the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard. “I’m a little more skeptical of that because I think there are going to be places like Atlanta and Orlando that can continue to receive more population because they’re closer to where people want to be.”

The New York Times

Social Security’s Cost-of-Living Increase: Everything You Need to Know

“Renters typically have much less control over their housing costs,” said Jennifer Molinsky, senior research associate at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard. “And renters tend to have lower incomes and to rely more on Social Security, which is a concern if cost-of-living adjustments don’t keep up with rising rents.”