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The U.S. housing shortage has doubled in less than a decade, report finds

“There’s very little area in most markets that’s zoned for anything other than single family homes on relatively large lots,” Chris Herbert of Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies said. “And so it’s just very hard to build housing anywhere close to the center of urban areas, because most areas are built out.”

The New York Times

The Housing Shortage Isn’t Just a Coastal Crisis Anymore

“That’s not to say that the supply story isn’t important,” said Chris Herbert, managing director of the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies. “But it’s intersecting with other factors that are driving housing prices up.”

The Washington Post

Affordability, wealth gap persist in housing market, report finds

Housing payments for home buyers and renters spiked in 2021, but higher levels of construction and reduced competition for homes may ease the pressure later this year and in 2023, according to “The State of the Nation’s Housing 2022” report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University.

The New York Times

Relief Eludes Many Renters as Fed Raises Interest Rates

Builders were completing units at an unusually rapid 349,000-per-year rate in early 2022, about 1.2 times the prepandemic pace, based on estimates in a report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard.