Calendar

On campus and across the country, we host dozens of events each year to examine important housing policy issues. In addition to seminars, lectures, and panel discussions here at Harvard, we convene conferences and symposia around the country, bringing together housing practitioners, researchers, and policymakers.

Mar
20
Local Events

Meeting Our Housing Needs: Scaling the Impact of Community Land Trusts and Shared Equity Models

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Community Land Trusts (CLTs), Shared Equity Homeownership programs, and other innovative approaches to affordable housing that grew out of the Civil Rights movement can help sustain changing communities and allow them to thrive for generations to come. In this talk, Tony Pickett, CEO of Grounded Solutions Network, will draw on efforts from across the United States.
Mar
21
Local Events
Webcasts

The Toxic Problem of Poverty + Housing Costs: Lessons from New Landmark Research About Homelessness

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2024
For over three decades, Dr. Margot Kushel has both cared for people who experience homelessness and studied the causes, consequences, and solutions to homelessness particularly in California, which is home to 30 percent of the people experiencing homelessness in the US. Kushel, who recently led the largest representative study of homelessness in the United States since the mid-1990s, will discuss insights that have emerged from her work as a physician and researcher.
Mar
29
Research
Webcasts

Rental Deserts, Zoning, and Segregation: Evidence From the 100 Largest Metro Areas

Date: Friday, March 29, 2024
Magda Maaoui, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center, will report on research she is doing with Whitney Airgood-Obrycki and Sophia Wedeen to examine whether the uneven geography of rental housing bolsters patterns of socioeconomic and racial segregation in the nation’s largest metro areas.
Apr
19
Research
Webcasts

Post-Katrina Housing Resilience in Greater New Orleans

Date: Friday, April 19, 2024
Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath exposed stark socioeconomic inequities in greater New Orleans. It also spurred historic public spending for post-disaster aid and protective infrastructure. But little is known about whether this spending improved the ability of households to withstand and recover from future natural disasters.