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The State of the Nation's Housing 2022

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Time & Date

Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 4:00 pm

This event is virtual only.

Event Location

Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies Virtual Event Open in Google Maps


Housing markets had another record-shattering year in 2021. With demand far outstripping supply, both home prices and rents rose 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.

Radio Boston host Tiziana Dearing moderates a virtual panel conversation exploring the report findings.


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

Event hosted by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies.

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