In 1979, after touring public housing sites with deplorable conditions, Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Paul Garrity ordered the Boston Housing Authority into receivership. Lewis H. (Harry) Spence was appointed as receiver. As Spence oversaw a massive redevelopment of the fourth largest housing authority in America, two very different housing models emerged: Columbia Point in Dorchester and Commonwealth in Brighton.
Although choice-based school enrollment systems have substantially weakened the ties between local neighborhoods and local schools, most urban inequality research still assumes parents’ choices about where to live are closely linked to their assessments of nearby schools. In this presentation, Jared Schachner, a doctoral student in sociology and social policy who also is a Meyer Doctoral Fellow, revisits this assumption.
In this brown bag lunch, Daniel McCue, a senior research associate at the Center who oversaw our latest State of the Nation's Housing report, will discuss the key findings, including how the shortfall in new housing is putting pressure on house prices and rents and eroding affordability for modest-income households in many markets.
Come learn more about the Joint Center for Housing Studies, a collaborative unit of the Graduate School of Design and the Harvard Kennedy School that carries out research, offers fellowships and grants, provides data, and hosts events on a variety of topics related to housing and community development.
Described as an innovative new tool for American economic development, Opportunity Zones were introduced into the tax code through the Tax Cuts and Job Act of 2017. Ben Seigel was named Baltimore City’s first Opportunity Zones Coordinator in October 2018.
From the 1940s to the 1980s, about 1 in 5 Americans moved every year. Today, only about 1 in 10 Americans move each year. Moreover, while the largest declines in mobility have been among young adults...