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The Washington Post

3D-printed homes: A concept is turning into something solid

“While many households now of retirement age have the means to age in place or move to other suitable housing, a record number are cost burdened and will have few affordable housing options as they age,” according to the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, a shortage some think could be addressed by innovations like 3D-printed homes.

Forbes

Why Demographic Trends Support Continued Multifamily Growth

A report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies found that by 2035, 1 out of 3 US households will be headed by someone over the age of 65. This population of nearly 79 million people who will require a variety of different housing options.

Forbes

Vacant Hospitals Help Address Ills Of Limited Affordable Senior Housing

Many experts believe it’s important at least some of these institutions are reborn as affordable housing. “Rental markets in the U.S. remain extremely tight,” noted the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University in its America’s Rental Housing 2020 report.

Curbed

The 5 types of buyers in the Boston-area housing market now

The number of Americans over age 80 will double, to 12 million, during the next 20 years, and, by 2035, 1 out of 3 U.S. households will be headed by someone north of 65, according to Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies.

Curbed

New York City needs a public housing renaissance

Since public housing caps were imposed, the ability of working people to afford housing has diminished. Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies cites a 2017 study showing that there were “37 affordable and available units for every 100 extremely low-income renters,” and “58 units affordable and available for every 100 households’’ of very low income renters.

Marketplace

Can the home improvement market continue to grow?

According to Abbe Will, a researcher at Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, there was a 5% growth in the market for home improvement last year. That’s because it’s been easier for Americans to fix what they’ve got, rather than buy.

Boston Herald

Boston rents show signs they could be stabilizing, ‘good news’ for tenants

“Boston appears to be bucking the national trend with slowing increases in rents that seems clearly linked to the substantial increase in the City’s supply of new apartments in recent years,” Chris Herbert, managing director of the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, said in a statement.