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A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau offers a new approach to understanding the impact of disasters on local housing markets.
U.S. Census Bureau
May 13, 2020, 11am PDT
Does new market rate housing increase the average cost of housing, by inducing demand, or does it help stabilize the housing market by offering new supply? The debate continues in San Francisco.
Curbed San Francisco
May 7, 2020, 5am PDT
A report by Zillow predicts a sudden reversal for the housing market, which has been soaring in many places around the country ever since the worst of the financial crisis and housing market crash of the Great Recession.
CNBC
April 22, 2020, 6am PDT
A study recently published by the District of Columbia offers supporting evidence to a supply-side approach to housing affordability in high-demand markets.
District of Columbia Office of Revenue Analysis
April 20, 2020, 9am PDT
The pre-existing condition of the California housing market will make it very difficult to meet the demands of the state's residents as unemployment spikes in the state.
Los Angeles Times
April 20, 2020, 5am PDT
Analysis from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University predicts the pandemic will reduce rents, but only at the top of the market.
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
April 15, 2020, 9am PDT
The Mortgage Bankers Association surveyed the U.S. home mortgage servicing market for indications about how the nation's 26.9 million home loans were holding up during the first weeks of the pandemic.
The Dallas Morning News
April 15, 2020, 8am PDT
Trends pre-dating Covid-19 showed housing affordability slipping away from many residents in Texas. The pandemic will likely only exacerbate the trend, according to this analysis.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research: The Urban Edge
April 6, 2020, 7am PDT
A high-ranking federal official also issued a warning about the potential for the pandemic to affect mortgage borrowers.
Marketwatch
Feature
March 26, 2020, 6am PDT
Cities, states, and the federal government are trying to prevent a repeat of 2008 while still facing the challenges of inequality and poverty that grew out of the previous recession.
James Brasuell
March 24, 2020, 6am PDT
The lessons of the 2008 housing market crash don't necessarily apply to the current situation.
Curbed
March 23, 2020, 12pm PDT
Research into previous pandemics, like SARS in 2003, the Spanish Flu in 1918, and the early months of COVID-19 in China, offers insight into what to expect for the economy and the housing market during and after the current pandemic.
Zillow
Blog post
March 10, 2020, 12pm PDT
Geoff Boeing of the University of Southern California writes about a recent article he co-authored in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
JPER
March 10, 2020, 5am PDT
Seeing an opportunity for massive profits, private companies have snapped up homes and become corporate landlords in cities across the country.
The New York Times Magazine
February 18, 2020, 5am PST
Several recent studies add fuel to the fire of whether market-rate housing helps affordability or drives low-income people from their neighborhoods.
The New York Times
February 12, 2020, 8am PST
The hordes of people moving to Texas every year could soon encounter the same kinds of housing affordability challenges they left behind.
Houston Chronicle
February 10, 2020, 10am PST
A pair of articles mine the films nominated for Academy Award for lessons in design and development that could potentially benefit housing equality.
Los Angeles Times
February 3, 2020, 10am PST
The capital city, known for its artists and party scene, is aiming to reduce gentrification by capping rent prices for a period of five years.
The New York Times
February 3, 2020, 7am PST
There are multiple lessons to take from a recent rental housing, but a big one is how the housing crisis is expanding beyond the largest U.S. cities.
Bloomberg
February 2, 2020, 1pm PST
The annual report on the rental housing market by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University shows how far and deep the housing affordability crisis has reached.
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University