Previous Events


Does Our Housing Stock Meet Our Accessibility Needs?

Date: Friday, February 18, 2022
Many Americans who need accessibility features live in homes don’t have them. In this talk, Jennifer Molinsky, project director for the Center’s new Housing an Aging Society Program, will discuss a forthcoming paper that explores the demographic characteristics of residents who have challenges entering, navigating, and using their homes

Fellowships Open House

Date: Friday, February 11, 2022
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.

Can We Finally Close Racial Homeownership Gaps? Insights from Three New Initiatives

Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2021
The persistent and substantial gap in homeownership rates between white households and households of color has greatly contributed to growing wealth disparities. Several promising new efforts attempt to address the underlying issues through comprehensive, race-conscious, place-based initiatives that have been developed and implemented in collaborative ways.

COVID, Race, and Housing Insecurity

Date: Friday, November 19, 2021
The economic impacts of the pandemic have been most acutely felt by Black, Hispanic, and Asian households in the United States. In this talk, Sharon Cornelissen, a Center Postdoctoral Fellow and Alexander Hermann, a Senior Research Analyst at the Center, will report on new research that uses data to measure and better understand racial and ethnic differences in the economic impacts of COVID.

Housing and Economic Mobility: Closing the Gap Between Research and Practice

Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021
Join the Harvard Kennedy School Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy for a discussion of the connection between asset poverty, stable housing, and economic mobility. Stone PhD scholar Jamie Gracie will moderate a discussion featuring two speakers actively engaged in efforts to ameliorate the causes and consequences of asset poverty in Greater Boston.