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Quantifying the U.S. Housing Crisis

The newly founded J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America’s Families launched in June with the release of its first-ever investigative housing report, focused on the post–Great Recession housing market in the United States.

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Walkable Downtowns Drawing Companies and Talent

Suburban office parks, which developed and spread far and wide as businesses left American cities, are now losing ground to those same cities.

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Rising Rents—and Repurcussions

Residential rents are at the crisis level, according to real estate economists who addressed a gathering of the National Association of Real Estate Editors in Miami last week. In addition to crowding out renters’ other budget items, including necessities such as dental care, the ongoing lack of affordability is hindering the market for home purchases.

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Report: Construction Lags as U.S. Homeownership Continues to Slide

U.S. homeownership rates continue to slide, single-family construction remains near historic lows, and existing-home sales have slowed, according to Harvard’s State of the Nation’s Housing 2015 report.

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Recent Articles

  • ULI Announces Five Finalists for Kemp Housing Awards

    June 26, 2015

    The ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing has announced the finalists of this year’s Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award competition, a program that honors developments that ensure housing affordability for people with a range of incomes. The winners will be announced later this year during a general session at the 2015 ULI Fall Meeting in San Francisco.

  • ULI Survey: Investors Cautiously Optimistic on Mainland China

    Investors are cautiously optimistic about investment and development prospects in the Chinese Mainland’s Tier 1 and leading Tier 2 cities, as well as those located in economically prosperous coastal regions, as demand for new housing and office space rises with the country’s burgeoning high-tech industry and the expansion of high-speed rail lines and subway infrastructure, according to Chinese Mainland Real Estate Markets 2015, released by the Urban Land Institute.

  • Let Them Commute: The Bay Area’s Housing Crunch

    June 23, 2015

    In an opinion piece for Urban Land, ULI Foundation Governor and developer John McNellis argues that the lack of affordable housing in places like California’s Palo Alto hinders one of America’s fastest growing job markets.

  • May/June Issue of Urban Land Is Available for Download

    June 22, 2015

    The latest issue of Urban Land is now available for download via the app. If you have not downloaded it before, you can do so now at no charge. The cover package for this issue is titled “Crafting Authenticity: Designing retail spaces that consumers embrace.”

  • Study: One-Fifth of Americans See Worst Housing Crisis Ever

    New research suggests that the United States is still in the thick of a housing crisis as it relates to the accessibility of high-quality affordable housing for both homeowners and renters.

  • Two Finalists Selected for ULI Housing Policy Leadership Award

    June 15, 2015

    The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority’s Small Multifamily Rental Development Strategy and the Palm Beach County Workforce Housing Program have been selected as finalists for the 2015 Robert C. Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award by the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing.

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