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How to fight the affordable housing and climate crises at once

As Carlos Martín, the director of the Remodeling Futures Program at the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, told me, energy efficiency upgrades are climate mitigation steps; they would help reduce future emissions to make the crisis less severe.

Associated Press

America’s homeless ranks graying as more retire on streets

“The younger boomers were hit especially hard in the Great Recession, many losing their homes close to retirement,” said Jennifer Molinsky, project director for the Aging Society Program at Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies.


My childhood home became my world during the pandemic. Then, we moved

In 2020, more than 7 million households moved to a different county as many people moved from big cities to the suburbs, an increase of half a million compared to 2019. But the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University found that these upticks in early and late 2020 did not represent "a significant change from prior years in the total number of moves."


Cities Give Housing Technology a Wary Reappraisal

This shifting view of tech’s impact on the urban landscape was a key thread running through a recent symposium at Harvard, ​​Bringing Digitalization Home, which explored how tech can help or hinder progress on housing affordability and discrimination. The question of technological innovation and housing has long been a topic of interest for David Luberoff, deputy director of the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies.


Inflation, Soaring Rents, And The Housing Crisis

Prior to the pandemic, researchers at Harvard reported that “nearly half of all renter households (spent) more than 30% of their incomes on rent and utilities each month.” (Underscoring the essential nature of shelter, their article is entitled “The Rent Eats First.”)