Endowment Funds ‘State of the Nation’s Housing’ Report
The National Housing Endowment, the philanthropic arm of NAHB, was a sponsor of the “2009 State of the Nation’s Housing,” an annual report that has been produced by the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies since 1988.
This was the 13th year the endowment has sponsored the report.
“The State of the Nation’s Housing” report provides essential housing information including:
- A current assessment of housing’s role in the economy and its continued strength
- Housing affordability challenges
- House price appreciation and trends
- The evolving rental markets
- Demographics driving the housing market
The report serves as a resource for both public policy makers and private decision makers in the housing industry.
“We are proud to count the National Housing Endowment among our longstanding partners in sponsoring ‘The State of the Nation's Housing’ report and are grateful for the board’s commitment to join with us in providing timely information on important housing challenges and opportunities,” said Nicolas Retsinas, director of Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies.
“This report exemplifies the National Housing Endowment’s goal to support academic and field research that identifies and supports independent research that will advance the state of the residential construction industry and is an essential resource for housing policy discussions at every level of government,” said Gary Garczynski, endowment chairman and 2002 NAHB president. “‘The State of the Nation’s Housing’ sheds some light and provides an unvarnished, independent view on the current housing market situation in this country.”
The report was released on June 22 at the Ford Foundation in New York.
To download a copy of the “2009 State of the Nation’s Housing,” visit the Joint Center’s Web site at www.jchs.harvard.edu.
For more information about the National Housing Endowment, visit www.nationalhousingendowment.com.