Historically, zoning laws have restricted affordable housing and perpetuated the racial wealth gap. This event will explore innovative approaches by state and local governments to achieve greater housing equity across communities. Is zoning the most effective solution to remedy lack of access to affordable housing? What is the best approach to remedy years of discriminatory impact?
A growing number of older homeowners are still paying off mortgages, leading to concerns that these obligations are constraining their spending on healthcare. In this presentation, Samara Scheckler, a Center postdoctoral fellow, will discuss a forthcoming paper assessing the size and extent of these tradeoffs.
Growing federal efforts to make housing and communities more resilient to disasters, especially climate-related hazards, often devalue people and undervalue and/or overlook the possessions of people of low wealth and communities of color. In this talk, Carlos Martín, the new Project Director of the Center’s Remodeling Futures Program, will examine this issue and how it might be addressed.
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.
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?
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.
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...