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The Potential and Challenges of Using Manufactured Housing to Expand Homeownership Opportunities

Date: Friday, February 16, 2024
Manufactured housing has the potential to reduce the cost of building good quality, entry-level homes. However, it can be hard to site these homes, particularly in cities and suburbs where restrictive regulations and a poor reputation pose significant barriers. Chris Herbert will discuss a series of papers that assess the costs, obstacles, and potential of manufactured homes to support affordable entry-level homeownership.

Collaborative Initiatives to Foster Health Equity and How to Use ADUs to Create More Affordable Housing: Research from our 2023 Gramlich Fellows

Date: Friday, February 2, 2024
Two approaches to strengthening communities will be the focus of presentations by our 2023 Gramlich Fellows in Community and Economic Development. In one presentation, Aleks Czulak will discuss how some community-based organizations have supported the development and sustainability of place-based partnerships. In the other presentation, Haewon Ma will discuss how community-based organizations are using accessory dwelling units (ADUs) to provide affordable housing.

America's Rental Housing 2024

Date: Thursday, January 25, 2024
Climbing rents in recent years propelled US cost burdens to staggering new heights: in 2022, half of all US renters were cost burdened. Join us for the release of our new America's Rental Housing 2024 report.

Housing America's Older Adults 2023

Date: Thursday, November 30, 2023
Over the next ten years, the US population over the age of 75 will increase by 45 percent, from 17 million to nearly 25 million. Join us for release of our new Housing America's Older Adults report.

The State of Housing Design 2023

Date: Friday, November 17, 2023
What is the state of housing design in the US? In particular, how are architects of new single- and multi-family housing responding to issues such as the warming climate, the affordability crisis, increasing regulations and construction costs, and the demand for new unit types that better reflect today's demographic realities? These questions will be the focus of a half-day event marking the release of The State of Housing Design 2023, a new book that examines themes in housing design, explored through over 100 recent buildings in the US.

Homelessness Is a Housing Problem

Date: Friday, November 3, 2023
In this talk, Gregg Colburn, an Associate Professor of Real Estate in the University of Washington’s College of Built Environments, will discuss findings from Homelessness Is a Housing Problem, a book he co-authored that tests a range of conventional beliefs about what drives the prevalence of homelessness in a city, and what types of policies could address the problem