Sort By:
  • Local Events
  • Publications
  • Conferences
  • Research
  • Webcasts
Apply Filter


Throughout the year, the Joint Center for Housing Studies reaches beyond the university to promote national discussion of important housing policy issues. In addition to on-campus seminars, lectures, and webcasts, we convene major conferences and symposia on topics of national importance in the housing field, bringing together housing practitioners, researchers, and policymakers from organizations and communities around the country.

View Previous Events

Upcoming Events

Local Events

How Do Mortgage Refinances Affect Debt, Default, and Spending?

Date: Friday, November 30, 2018

How might refinancing a mortgage affect homeowners' financial situations? In this talk, Joshua Abel will discuss research that, using data from the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) to identify the causal effect of refinancing a mortgage on borrower balance sheet outcomes, indicates that one average, refinancing into a lower-rate mortgage reduced borrowers' default rates on mortgage and non-mortgage debts by about 40 and 25 percent, respectively. ...

Local Events

Building Better Cities

Date: Wednesday, December 05, 2018

American real estate developer, urban planner, and author Jonathan Rose will discuss his work and vision for a greener more equitable future....