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Can Mortgage Forbearance Help Stabilize the Economy?

Date: Friday, October 20, 2023
The CARES Act allowed households with federally-backed mortgages to temporarily halt their payments for up to 18 months without fees or penalties. This presentation will assess whether these provisions helped stabilize and stimulate economic activity.

Accessory Dwelling Units: Lessons from Around the Country

Date: Friday, October 13, 2023
Although accessory dwelling units (ADUs) can address a host of housing challenges, zoning and land-use regulations often stymie homeowners who want to build them. In this talk, Ellie Sheild, a student research assistant at the Center, will discuss her research on how these efforts might inform policymaking about ADUs in Massachusetts, where, in the absence of state guidelines, most cities and towns still restrict their construction

Older Adults’ Pathways Into – and Out of – Housing Insecurity and Homelessness

Date: Friday, October 6, 2023
Adults 65 and older are the fastest-growing age group of people who experience homelessness, and those 50 and over who are experiencing homelessness often exhibit conditions associated with much older age such as memory loss, falls, and functional impairment. In this talk, Samara Scheckler, a research associate at the Center, will discuss new research on housing insecurity and homelessness for older adults in Boston.

Hack-A-House 2023

Date: Friday, September 22, 2023 to Saturday, September 23, 2023
Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to participate in a 24-hour live, online, hackathon-style competition to pitch a proposal to solve the housing crisis in the US. Four prizes will be awarded, totaling $12,000.

Open House for Harvard Graduate Students

Date: Friday, September 15, 2023
Graduate students from GSD, HKS, and other schools at Harvard are invited to learn about the Center and the support we provide students via teaching, fellowships, research grants, and other offerings.

Updates on The State of the Nation’s Housing 2023

Date: Friday, September 15, 2023
In this presentation, Daniel McCue and Alexander Hermann, senior researchers at the Center, will review the findings of this year's State of the Nation's Housing report (released in June) and more recent data showing increases in house prices, rents, and interest rates.

The State of the Nation's Housing 2023

Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2023
US housing markets continue to cool but home prices and rents remain high, leaving millions —including a disproportionate share of people of color—struggling with housing cost burdens, priced out of homeownership, or without shelter at all.