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The Washington Post

Three mistakes to avoid in your DIY home renovation

Home remodeling spending rose from approximately $332 billion in the third quarter of 2020 to an estimated $339 billion in the fourth quarter, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) from Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies.

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.


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.”