Beyond Public Housing: Housing Authorities' Roles in Local Affordable Housing Markets

Beyond Public Housing: Housing Authorities' Roles in Local Affordable Housing Markets

Date: Friday, September 28, 2018
Location: Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies
Speaker(s): Whitney Airgood-Obrycki, Research Analyst, Joint Center for Housing Studies

12:15 pm, Joint Center for Housing Studies
(One Bow Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge)

The nation’s public housing authorities (PHAs) increasingly partner with private-sector actors to develop and renovate subsidized housing units. In recent years, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has encouraged PHAs to enter into such partnerships as a way to leverage limited federal funding for affordable housing. However, many PHAs used partnerships and layered funding to develop housing decades before these policy changes. In recent research, Joint Center senior research analyst Whitney Airgood-Obrycki, and her colleague Rachel Kleit, used surveys and case studies to understand how and why PHAs develop outside of traditional public housing.  Their findings highlight the ways that PHAs create opportunities, tapping into networks and partnerships in their efforts to better address local housing needs.

This event is part of our Research Seminar Series, which are held on Fridays at lunchtime, during the academic year, and are live-streamed on Twitter.

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