On campus and across the country, we host dozens of events each year to examine important housing policy issues. In addition to seminars, lectures, and panel discussions here at Harvard, we convene conferences and symposia around the country, bringing together housing practitioners, researchers, and policymakers.

All of our events this semester will be livestreamed.


Community Groups, COVID, and Diversity: Insights from the 2020 Gramlich Fellows

Date: Friday, January 29, 2021
How did community groups respond last summer as it became clear that the COVID pandemic was having significant impacts on communities of color? And how are those groups trying to make their boards more diverse and inclusive in light of the pandemic and growing awareness of continued inequality in key institutions?

The Geography of Gentrification and Residential Mobility

Date: Friday, February 12, 2021
For several decades, scholars have examined and debated the causes, extent, and consequences of gentrification. One of the key issues discussed is the association between gentrification and residential mobility.

Advancing Transit-Oriented Communities and Planning for Equity in Los Angeles

Date: Friday, March 26, 2021
Twice in the past decade, voters in Los Angeles County have approved ballot initiatives raising sales taxes to finance transport infrastructure investments throughout the region. In the face of uneven gains and displacement risks, ACT-LA, a broad-based coalition of transportation advocates, community and neighborhood groups, and organized labor, has led citywide and regional campaigns to ensure that the transit investments are coupled with affordable housing and inclusive workforce and economic development policies.