Previous Events

Date

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.

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.

Improving America's Housing 2021 Release

Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021
While the US economy shrank by 3.5 percent in 2020, spending on home improvements and repairs grew last year, increasing by more than 3 percent, according to Improving America's Housing 2021, our new report being released on March 25.

This Is All I Got: A New Mother’s Search for Home

Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
In her New York Times Notable Book, author Lauren Sandler followed Camila, a young, homeless single mother for a year as she tried to find stability and shelter in New York City. In our event, she will discuss meeting Camila, writing the book, and how the pandemic has made a challenging problem even worse.

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.