Building Better Cities

Date: Wednesday, December 05, 2018

American real estate developer, urban planner, and author Jonathan Rose will discuss his work and vision for a greener more equitable future....

How Do Mortgage Refinances Affect Debt, Default, and Spending?

Date: Friday, November 30, 2018

How might refinancing a mortgage affect homeowners' financial situations? In this talk, Joshua Abel will discuss research that, using data from the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) to identify the causal effect of refinancing a mortgage on borrower balance sheet outcomes, indicates that one average, refinancing into a lower-rate mortgage reduced borrowers' default rates on mortgage and non-mortgage debts by about 40 and 25 percent, respectively. ...

Diverted Homeowners and Rental Affordability Crisis

Date: Friday, November 16, 2018

Although much has written about the housing-market collapse in 2006 and the subsequent rise in the number and share of cost-burdened renters, few studies have carefully examined the connections between these two significant changes. In this talk, Lee will present research, carried out with Dowell Myers and Gary Painter, which found that as of 2015, about 8.4 million would-be homeowners (the expected number given market and demographic characteristics in 2000) either became renters or have left the housing market. This shift, they estimate, triggered a host of changes in rental housing markets, notably greater demand for more expensive rental units and higher rental burdens. ...

Housing America's Older Adults 2018

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018

More than half of US households are now headed by someone 50 or over, according to Housing America’s Older Adults 2018, a new JCHS report to be released Wednesday, November 14....

Book Release - A Shared Future: Fostering Communities of Inclusion in an Era of Inequality

Date: Thursday, November 01, 2018

More than 50 years after the passage of the Fair Housing Act, what would it take to meaningfully reduce residential segregation and/or to mitigate its negative consequences in the United States? This panel discussion will feature four scholars who grappled with these questions in pieces published in A Shared Future: Fostering Communities of Inclusion in an Era of Inequality, a new book that will be released in conjunction with this event. ...

Building Vulnerability in a Changing Climate: Measuring Heat Waves' Impacts on Living Conditions and Health Outcomes for Older Adults

Date: Friday, October 26, 2018

Building Vulnerability in a Changing Climate: Measuring Heat Waves' Impacts on Living Conditions and Health Outcomes for Older Adults...

The Divided City: Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018

Cities, from trendy coastal areas to the nation’s heartland, are seeing levels of growth beyond the wildest visions of only a few decades ago. But vast areas in the same cities house thousands of people living in poverty who see little or no new hope or opportunity. Even as cities revive, they are becoming more unequal and more segregated. What does this mean for these cities—and the people who live in them?...

Survival of the Fairest: The Past, Present, and Future of HUD's Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule

Date: Friday, October 12, 2018

Survival of the Fairest: The Past, Present, and Future of HUD's Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule...