LEARNING AREA: Real Estate Development

The State of Nation's Housing 2022


Joint Center for Housing Harvard




After a record-shattering year in 2021, the housing market is at an inflection point. Higher interest rates have already taken some heat out of the homebuying market, and the large number of apartments under construction should bring some relief on the rental side. For lower-income households and households of color, though, the pressure of high housing costs is unlikely to relent. The surge in the prices of gas, food, and other necessities has made matters worse, especially now that most emergency government supports have ended. The housing stock itself is in dire need of investment to meet the demands of a rapidly aging population and the threats posed by climate change.