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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.”)

The Washington Post

Meet ElliQ, the robot who wants to keep Grandma company

A study by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies predicts that by 2038 there will be 18 million households with people over the age of 80. More than half of them will live alone, too.

Looking to remodel? So will everyone else, Harvard study projects

“Although home remodeling is expected to accelerate broadly across top metros, ongoing shortages and rising costs of labor and building materials may dampen activity in the coming year,” Carlos Martín, project director for the Remodeling Futures Program, said in a news release.


Aging housing stock fuels home improvement boom

Those kinds of replacement projects make up about half of home improvement spending, according to Abbe Will, who follows the industry at Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. She projects that home improvement spending will grow 17% this year nationally, partly driven by inflation. The long-term average is about 5%.

ABC News

Rents reach 'insane' levels across US with no end in sight

Whitney Airgood-Obrycki, lead author of a recent report from Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, said there was a lot of “pent-up demand” after the initial months of the pandemic, when many young people moved back home with their parents.