housing

Finding Solutions for the Growing Student Housing Crisis

April 19, 2024 / Comments Off on Finding Solutions for the Growing Student Housing Crisis

The current uncertainties within the higher education industry have been well-documented by contributors in Present Value. These range from existential, long-run issues—like the enrollment cliff—to the immediate concerns, including rising costs. Of the immediate problems facing higher education, affordable student housing is one of the most pressing.   It is well-established that the overall cost of […]

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Adaptive Reuse – Moving Forward in a Post-Pandemic World

July 29, 2022 / Comments Off on Adaptive Reuse – Moving Forward in a Post-Pandemic World

Before the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, roughly 23% of people would work from home either all the time or most of the time, given that their place of employment and specific job allowed for it. That is quite different from the situation now. About 59% of people are working from home all or most of the […]

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Permitting for New Construction Strong in Kensington and Point Breeze During the Pandemic

May 7, 2021 / Comments Off on Permitting for New Construction Strong in Kensington and Point Breeze During the Pandemic

For this month’s Philadelphia Housing Index (PHI) blog post, we took a look at new construction permit data from Philadelphia’s Department of Licenses and Inspection to see how Philadelphia’s development pipeline performed during the COVID-19 pandemic and which neighborhoods showed the most construction permitting activity in the past year. We filtered the data to examine […]

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ESI Experts Weigh in on the Future of Philadelphia’s Housing Market

February 5, 2021 / Comments Off on ESI Experts Weigh in on the Future of Philadelphia’s Housing Market

As the global pandemic challenged the world order and the US economy suffered its biggest blow since the Great Depression in Q2 2020, the housing market in the US and in Philadelphia briefly experienced a decline in spring due to the stay-at-home orders. After strong housing index growth through February 2020, the Philadelphia Housing Index […]

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Philadelphia Housing Prices are Going Strong while Sales Volume is Low Amid the Pandemic

December 4, 2020 / Comments Off on Philadelphia Housing Prices are Going Strong while Sales Volume is Low Amid the Pandemic

In our last Philadelphia Housing Index (PHI) Present Value blog post, we took a look at the trend of this year’s housing market since the pandemic started. Our analysis showed that the housing market peaked in April likely because transactions that took place in that month had been in process before much of the economy […]

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Concentrated LIHTC Affordable Housing Increases Neighborhood Property Values, according to paper co-authored by ESI researchers

November 12, 2020 / Comments Off on Concentrated LIHTC Affordable Housing Increases Neighborhood Property Values, according to paper co-authored by ESI researchers

Principal and Founder Richard Voith along with Senior Analyst Jing Liu coauthored a paper named “Is More Affordable Housing Better? The Housing Price Effects of Concentrating LIHTC Developments in Los Angeles” and was presented at the Association for Public Policy and Management Research Conference on November 12.   This is one of the products of […]

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