Previous Events


Hack-A-House 2021

Date: Friday, September 24, 2021
Hack-A-House is a 24-hour live, online, “hackathon”-style competition, hosted by Ivory Innovations. Students will be given a prompt on September 24th and will have 24 hours to complete and submit their project. The contestants must provide the judges with an innovative solution to a problem that directly affects housing affordability.

Is Rent Control a Good Way to Protect and Stabilize Renters?

Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021
With evictions looming in a post-COVID world, can rent control stabilize affordable housing and protect renters? Are there other rent regulations that can bring equity to our neighborhoods while still allowing landlords to keep current tenants in their housing stock?

The State of the Nation’s Housing

Date: Friday, September 17, 2021
During the pandemic, households that weathered the crisis have been snapping up the limited supply of homes for sale while millions who lost income are behind on housing payments and on the brink of eviction or foreclosure. Daniel McCue, a senior research associate at the Center, will discuss The State of the Nation’s Housing 2021, our latest report documenting and analyzing these trends.

Student Open House

Date: Friday, September 10, 2021
Learn more about the research we do, upcoming events, as well as fellowships, prizes, and job opportunities.

The State of the Nation's Housing 2021 Release

Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 to Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Even as the US economy moves into recovery, the inequalities amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic remain front and center. Households that weathered the crisis with little financial distress are snapping up the limited supply of homes for sale, pushing up prices and further excluding less affluent buyers from homeownership...

The $15,000 Questions: Who Do Downpayment Assistance Programs Help and How Should they Be Designed?

Date: Friday, April 9, 2021
President Biden's campaign proposed a $15,000 downpayment tax credit to help potential homebuyers who can afford monthly mortgage payments but do not have savings for a downpayment. In this seminar, researchers will discuss two Center-supported projects focused on who might be aided by downpayment assistance and the choices policymakers will need to make as they move forward with the plan.