In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations that support older people—housing and service providers, community organizations, government agencies, and others—improvised solutions to address a variety of challenges. Our new report, a collaborative project with The Hastings Center, reflects on these responses, most of which were intended to be temporary, and sheds light on how we might improve housing and supports for older adults, and address longstanding inequities in the process.
In this talk, Jacob Anbinder, a PhD candidate in history and Meyer Fellow, will discuss how the country’s tumultuous midcentury politics created an opening for a new breed of urban liberalism—one that sought to redress the injustices of the renewal era by devolving “power to the neighborhoods” but also created novel conflicts of its own.
The Center’s State of the Nation’s Housing 2022 report, which was released in June, noted that after a record-shattering year in 2021, the housing market appeared to be at an inflection point. In this presentation, Daniel McCue and Alexander Hermann, senior researchers at the Center, will discuss whether and how the housing market has changed since the report was released.
GSD students (and other graduate students at Harvard) are invited to learn about our Center, which advances understanding of housing issues, informs policy, and helps train the next generation of housing leaders.
Housing markets had another record-shattering year in 2021. With demand far outstripping supply, both home prices and rents rose at their fastest pace in decades. Join us for the release of our 2022 State of the Nation's Housing report.
Efforts to improve America's $14 trillion housing finance system should start by candidly identifying the system’s great strengths and its considerable weaknesses and then developing implementable plans that build on the former and address the latter. In his final talk as a Senior Industry Fellow, Don Layton will take on this challenge.
In this talk, Don Layton, former CEO of Freddie Mac and a Senior Industry Fellow at the Center, will discuss the history of the homeownership rate, its decades-long stagnation, and his proposals to increase the rate through well-targeted and sizeable subsidies, including the likely impact on longstanding racial homeownership gaps.
Why are retail vacancies increasing in New York City, and what impacts might a proposed vacancy tax have? In this talk, Erica Moszkowski, a PhD candidate in Business Economics and a Meyer Fellow, will discuss research she conducted with Daniel Stackman, a doctoral student in Economics at NYU Stern.