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The report states that the number of renter households fell for the second consecutive year in 2018, a stark contrast to the increases the prior 12 years. However, rents are rising at twice the rate of overall inflation. The report states that the number of renter households fell for the second consecutive year in 2018, a stark contrast to the increases the prior 12 years. However, rents are rising at twice the rate of overall inflation.

CAMBRIDGE, MA—A recently released report by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies states that household growth is now back from post-recession lows, but new home construction continues to fall short of demand.

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