Daniel McCue is a senior research associate at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard. He is involved in much of the research and major reports produced by the Center, most notably in the signature annual State of the Nation’s Housing reports, for which he is project manager and lead author. He is a graduate of Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts and holds a Master in Urban Planning degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
ARTICLES IN SHELTERFORCE since jan 08
- Staying Afloat: The Ongoing Struggle for Affordable Housing
A multi-faceted approach is necessary to stem the rising number of severely cost-burdened households in the United States.
- A Tale of Two Markets: Affordability and the State of the Nation’s Housing in 2010
For first-time homebuyers with good credit, stable employment, and savings for a down payment, buying a home is more affordable than it has been in decades. For everyone else, however, lower home prices have been a disaster.
- The Painful Impact of the Housing Downturn on Low Income and Minority Families
The current downturn in housing has seized the markets, pushed home prices down further than any time in generations and has sparked the worst recession since the Great Depression. At the same time, nearly 18 million households are severely burdened with housing costs that consume over half their household incomes. While few have escaped the fury of the recent downturn in housing, tenant, low-income, and particularly minority, households have fared the worst.