While the US economy shrank by 3.5 percent in 2020, spending on home improvements and repairs grew last year, increasing by more than 3 percent, according to Improving America's Housing 2021, our new report being released on March 25.
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021
to Thursday, March 11, 2021
The new 100 Percent Affordable Housing Overlay (AHO) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which encourages the production of permanently-affordable housing through density bonuses and a streamlined design review process, could be a model for other cities and towns with high housing costs.
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?