The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies will be hosting its annual State of the Nation’s Housing report and conversation on June 22, 2022, at 4 p.m., via live webcast.
Housing markets had another record-shattering year in 2021. With demand far outstripping supply, both home prices and rents rose last year at their fastest pace in decades. New construction also picked up sharply in a race to catch up with demand. But rising interest rates have already taken some heat out of the homebuying market, and the historically large pipeline of new housing units under construction should bring some relief to tight housing markets. For lower-income households and households of color, though, the pressure of high housing costs is unlikely to relent. The surge in prices for gas, food, and other necessities has made matters worse, especially now that emergency government supports are ending. The housing stock itself is in dire need of reinvestment to meet the demands of a rapidly aging population and the threats posed by climate change.
Tune for the presentation of the 2022 State of the Nation’s Housing report findings via live webcast (registration is required).
Tiziana Dearing, Host, Radio Boston
Chris Herbert, Managing Director, Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies
Alanna McCargo, President, Ginnie Mae
Ryan Marshall, President and CEO, PulteGroup
Sarah Saadian, Senior Vice President of Public Policy, National Low-Income Housing Coalition