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.


Homelessness in the US: Insights from the Annual Homeless Assessment Report

Date: Thursday, February 22, 2024
The 2023 Annual Homeless Assessment Report found that 650,000 people were experiencing homelessness on a single night in January 2023, a 12 percent increase from 2022. Jeff Olivet, from the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, will discuss the report, which provides a snapshot of the number of individuals in shelters, temporary housing, and in unsheltered settings.
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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.
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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.