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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.”


Why it’s getting even harder to keep a roof over your head

A steep cost increase means that about 4 million renter households who could have bought the median priced home last year could no longer do so twelve months later, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.


US rents surge, leaving behind generation of younger workers

Annual rent growth there hit 11.6% at the end of 2021 and start of 2022, about three times what it was in the five years prior to the pandemic, according to the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies. "It’s a truly unprecedented market in a lot of ways,” said Whitney Airgood-Obrycki, a senior research associate at the Harvard housing center.

The New York Times

Which States Offer the Largest Lot Sizes for Home Buyers?

A 2021 study from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard found that restrictive land-use regulations were significant barriers to producing needed housing, but many urban areas enforce minimum lot sizes to control congestion.

Associated Press

Small businesses feel the pinch from slowing housing market

Growth in homeowner spending for improvements and repairs is expected to slow for the rest of 2022 and the first half of 2023, according to the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. The center’s Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity predicts homeowner improvement and repair spending repair spending will grow 17.4% this year to $431 billion