Previous Events

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The Rent Eats First: Using Residual Income to Measure Rental Affordability

Date: Friday, October 16, 2020
Most renters spend more on housing than any other basic necessity and almost half of all renters are cost burdened, meaning they spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing. While cost-burdened renters almost certainly reduce spending on other necessities such as food, healthcare, and transportation, the 30 percent figure does not fully account for expenses that vary with a household’s individual circumstances.

Hack-A-House: A Housing Affordability Hackathon

Date: Friday, October 2, 2020
Hack-A-House is a 24-hour live, online, “hackathon”-style competition, hosted by Ivory Innovations, a center created to tackle the affordable housing crisis that the United States currently faces based at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. Students will be given a prompt and will have 24 hours to complete and submit their project.

Public Housing, Public Aid, and Collective Reparations in Colombia

Date: Friday, October 2, 2020
In 2015, 300 families displaced by the decades-long internal armed conflict in Colombia had the opportunity to move into free housing in two new neighborhoods in Granada, a small city about 200 km south of Bogota that has become a refuge for people displaced by the armed conflict. In this presentation, Maria Atuesta, a doctoral student at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Meyer Fellow, will report on her research into these neighborhoods.

Could Climate Change Increase the Risk of Mold in Housing?

Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Predicted changes in weather could make wood-framed residential buildings more susceptible to mold. In this presentation, Holly Samuelson, Pamela Cabrera, and Sara Tepfer will discuss research, funded in part by our Center, that combines state-of-the-art hygrothermal simulations and mold-growth computations with data on predicted weather changes in several cool-climate US cities.

Student Open House

Date: Friday, September 11, 2020
Join our Virtual Open House to learn more about our research, fellowships and grants, and the events we host related to housing and community development

The Impact of COVID-19 on Renters and Rental Markets

Date: Friday, September 4, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn have disproportionately affected renter households, particularly those that rely on wages from at-risk jobs. In this talk, Whitney Airgood-Obrycki, a research associate at the Center, will review some of the hardships that renters are facing and the effect the pandemic will likely have on rental markets