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Have More People Moved During the Pandemic?

Date: Friday, March 4, 2022
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 seemed to reverse a longstanding decline in the share of Americans who move each year. Media narratives painted a picture of a nation on the move, with suburbs, rural areas, and vacation towns inundated with people fleeing dense population centers. But is there evidence of that spike?

Small Infrastructures

Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2022
In March 2021, the Biden Administration released the American Jobs Plan, earmarking $213B for “quality” and “affordable” housing, yet the bill lacks specificity on how houses are to be built. Here housing’s problem is split into two: a social one of accessibility and equity, and a material one of wood, metal, and rocks. Architects can play a unique role in bridging abstract policy ambitions to real construction as these connections are made every day in practice.

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.