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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.


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.


US cities seen ill-prepared for boom in elderly population

“The last thing we want is for people to age in place but never leave their homes,” said Jennifer Molinsky, a report co-author. “So it’s important we create the kind of environment where people are supported and able to be in public spaces.”

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.

The Wall Street Journal

Wall Street-Funded Plan to Gentrify Affordable Housing Crumbles in Harlem

According to Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, between 2012 and 2017, the US lost 450,000 rental homes priced between $600 and $999 a month and lost 3.1 million homes renting for less than $600 a month. At the same time, the number of apartments renting for more than $1,000 rose by five million.

The Philadelphia Inquirer

DIY home improvement projects you can do in the winter

“The remodeling market is bouncing back from the initial shocks caused by the pandemic, as homeowners continue to spend significant time in their home and are adapting it for work, school, and leisure,” said Chris Herbert, managing director of the Joint Center for Housing Studies.