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Climate fixes are all aimed at property owners. What about renters?

“Property is nine-tenths of the law, says the cliche, so renters are screwed,” said Carlos Martín, project director of the Remodeling Futures Program at Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. But, Martín continued, lots of renters want to see climate-focused improvements to their homes.

The Wall Street Journal

A Historic Affordable-Housing Project in Miami Gets a Face-Lift

Miami has more “cost-burdened renters” than any other major metropolitan area, with 60% of its population spending 30% or more of household income on housing, according to a report released this year by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University.


The U.S. housing shortage has doubled in less than a decade, report finds

“There’s very little area in most markets that’s zoned for anything other than single family homes on relatively large lots,” Chris Herbert of Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies said. “And so it’s just very hard to build housing anywhere close to the center of urban areas, because most areas are built out.”

The New York Times

The Housing Shortage Isn’t Just a Coastal Crisis Anymore

“That’s not to say that the supply story isn’t important,” said Chris Herbert, managing director of the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies. “But it’s intersecting with other factors that are driving housing prices up.”

The Washington Post

Affordability, wealth gap persist in housing market, report finds

Housing payments for home buyers and renters spiked in 2021, but higher levels of construction and reduced competition for homes may ease the pressure later this year and in 2023, according to “The State of the Nation’s Housing 2022” report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University.