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June 25th, 2019 13:26

6/25/19: Linking State of Nation's Housing, 2020 Campaign, real estate reforms

Bill Wendel
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If your schedule permits today, encourage peers to watch some or all of the LIVESTREAM of the State of the Nation's Housing, an annual update of ongoing research by Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies. This year's report is particularly significant because housing affordability is emerging as an issue in the 2020 presidential campaign. See CNN's story in the tweet below, and let's explore how #RE2020 can use the political limelight to increase momentum that's driving reforms and delivering BILLIONS in consumer savings.

http://bit.ly/RERiggedSTREAM

Any in Boston want to watch together, or is there a way to host a virtual watch party?

Bill Wendel

Bill Wendel June 25th, 2019 17:07

Paraphrasing wrap-up from Harvard's Chris Herber, director of self-described Joint Center for Housing Gloom & Doom:
Bad news: Incomes are largely flat, unable to keep pace with housing costs. The question is how do we get incomes up? (BW -- It's obviously more complicated than that, see report for detail.)
Good news: That conversation is happening across the spectrum -- "What do we do about this? How do we make homes more affordably?" Many of the candidates are putting forward substantive policy proposals. There is an opportunity here -- as a country -- to have this discussion.
Next year's State of the Nation's Housing will hopefully reflect that innovative thinking, who wants to get a headstart before #ICLV19?

Bill Wendel

Bill Wendel June 25th, 2019 17:09

Industry at risk of creating #GenerationHousePoor? See that tweet an more on
https://twitter.com/Harvard_JCHS