In early 2019, Fannie Mae and the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies will host a symposium that examines the evolving relationship between housing tenure choice, financial security, and residential stability.
A Shared Future: Fostering Communities of Inclusion in an Era of Inequality was a national symposium hosted by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies in April 2017.
Partnerships for Raising Opportunity in Neighborhoods, known as PRO Neighborhoods, is a program of JPMorgan Chase & Co. to provide funds to community development financial institutions (CDFIs) that collaborate to help revitalize low- and moderate-income communities and aid their residents and small-business owners.
On Friday, November 8, 2013, the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Low Income Investment Fund, and Citi Foundation hosted a half-day community investing summit at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. The full summit is available to watch on YouTube:
In April 2013, the Joint Center hosted a two-day symposium at Harvard Business School, supported by the Ford Foundation, Bank of America, and NeighborWorks America, examining lessons learned from the housing crisis on sustaining homeownership for low-income and minority families.
In 2013, the Joint Center will wrap up its Ford Foundation-sponsored project Building Assets for the Urban Poor by Design: Strengthening Urban Planning and Design in the Global South and will release a report on the issue. The project consisted of three convenings, held over the course of one year, the goal of which was to explore new thinking on the role of urban planning in social justice and urban poverty reduction in developing countries.
The Joint Center is currently participating in a What Works Collaborative project with The Urban Institute. Working in conjunction with the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, the Joint Center will draft a framing paper that outlines the issues and highlight the gaps in research on key issues related to the supply and demand for mortgage finance. The paper will be prepared in advance of
In February 2010, the Joint Center hosted a two-day symposium that considered the future of consumer credit and mortgage finance in the light of the financial crisis and lessons learned from it. The symposium was supported by the Ford Foundation, Freddie Mac, and NeighborWorks America.
On November 28 and 29, 2007, the Joint Center hosted Understanding Consumer Credit: A National Symposium on Expanding Access, Informing Choices, and Protecting Consumers, with the support of the Ford Foundation, Freddie Mac, and NeighborWorks America. This symposium brought together leaders from the business, government, civic and academic sectors to examine the challenges of improving outcomes for consumers.
In November of 2006, with the support of the MacArthur Foundation, the Joint Center hosted a two-day rental housing policy summit in Cambridge, Massachusetts designed to reexamine rental housing policy, programs, and priorities. The symposium featured scholarly research on the nature of the nation’s rental housing problems, the government’s response to these problems, and alternative ways of engineering rental programs and policies suggested by past practice, evaluation research, and insights into the operation of housing markets.
In May 2005, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Joint Center convened a four-day intensive gathering of top policy makers from four countries with similar housing challenges - Mexico, South Africa, Thailand, and Kenya - together with global experts and business leaders in housing and housing finance.