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.
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.
Application deadlines are fast approaching for our summer fellowships and research grants. We invite Harvard graduate students to join us for a virtual open house to learn more about funding opportunities the Center offers.
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?
How was Airbnb affecting housing markets before the COVID-19 pandemic? In this talk, Sophie Calder-Wang, a former Meyer Fellow and Assistant Professor at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss her research focused on the impacts of Airbnb on New York City before the pandemic hit.
Do older adults in the US have equal access to highly livable neighborhoods? What makes a neighborhood livable, and to what extent does access vary by income, race, or ethnicity? In a special session of our Housing Research Seminar, we will release a new report from the Center and AARP which examines the AARP Livability Index.
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.