In the media

City street at sunset

Our research is regularly cited in national and local news outlets; below is some of our recent press coverage.

To be added to our media list, please contact [email protected] or call (617) 495-7640. If you have an interview request, please include your name, press affiliation, phone number, questions/topic, and your deadline.

Money Magazine

Where Home Prices Are Heading in the Age of Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has shuttered large swaths of the U.S. economy. The real estate market — where just weeks ago sellers and agents had been counting on a brisk spring selling season — is no exception.


Indoor life is changing what people want in a home

While Abbe Will expects an uptick in smaller, DIY projects, “the bulk of remodeling spending really is major home improvements,” she said. “We think homeowners are dreaming about doing those projects but are not likely to undertake them anytime soon.”

The Wall Street Journal

Rent Strike Planned for May 1 as Pain of Coronavirus Deepens

About one-third of U.S. households are renters, and nearly half of them were paying more than 30% of their incomes on rent and utilities before the coronavirus pandemic struck, according to the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies.

The New York Times

How to Protest When You’re Ordered Not to Gather

Housing activists are trying to raise their voices despite social distancing. The United States had a housing crisis long before the new coronavirus: in 2018, about a quarter of tenants — close to 25 million people — paid over half their income on rent, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University.


Renters In Crisis: Housing Experts Say Canceling Rent Isn’t The Best Answer

Considering that renters are a financially vulnerable demographic, there is no doubt that massive waves of evictions could be coming. A report by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University (JCHS) found that 25% of all renters in 2018 spent more than half of their income on housing.


Coronavirus and economic uncertainty put home renovation market on ice

After three years of 6% to 7% growth, the home renovation market is now projected to stop growing and even shrink by the fourth quarter of this year, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA), a quarterly measure of remodeling activity by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.

US News & World Report

Cities Must do More to Protect Older Homeless Americans From COVID-19

The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies found that in 2019 in California, 35% of renters ages 65 to 79, and 42% of renters 80 or older, were rent-burdened, meaning that more than half of their incomes went to housing. The job losses and economic strains resulting from the coronavirus crisis are placing many more at risk of losing their homes.