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The New York Times

Affordable Housing Shouldn’t Be an Oxymoron

In 2019, according to Harvard’s 2020 State of the Nation’s Housing report, 37.1 million households — or roughly 30 percent of all American households — were “housing cost burdened,” meaning that they spent 30 percent or more of their income on housing.

The New York Times

Turning Away From Nursing Homes, to What?

As the aging of the nation accelerates, most communities need to do much more to become age-friendly, said Jennifer Molinsky, senior research associate at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard.

Forbes

CDC Extends National Ban On Evictions Through The End Of June

As noted in the Joint Center for Housing Studies report, The State of the Nation’s Housing 2020, “Over half of Black and Hispanic renter households were cost burdened going into the pandemic, compared to 42% of Asian and white households.”

Bloomberg

Do-It-Yourself Jobs Fuel $419 Billion Home-Renovation Boom

Total spending on home improvement and repairs climbed an estimated 3% last year to $419 billion, despite a slowdown in the broader U.S. economy, researchers from Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies said in a study released Thursday.

Yahoo

How the Coronavirus Pandemic Is Affecting Renters vs. Homeowners

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, over 37 million households were cost burdened in 2019, putting over 30% toward rent or mortgage payments, including 17.6 million spending over 50% of their income on housing, according to the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies 2020 State of the Nation’s Housing report.

Reuters

What would a $15 minimum wage in U.S. mean in retirement? Plenty

Wage inequality and flat wage growth are primary culprits in the uneven retirement landscape we now face - and the racial gap in retirement wealth is especially stark. In 2019, the median net wealth - including home equity - of white households over age 65 was $326,170, compared with just $75,190 for Black households, and $63,560 for Latinos, according to analysis of Federal Reserve data by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.