Working Papers

Measuring Housing Affordability: Assessing the 30 Percent of Income Standard

Measuring Housing Affordability: Assessing the 30 Percent of Income Standard

Authors: Christopher Herbert, Alexander Hermann, Daniel McCue | September 25, 2018

The 30-percent of income standard is a widely used and accepted measure of the extent of housing affordability problems across the country. While simple and easy to implement, the measure is not perfect. The limitations of the 30-percent standard have long been recognized: its rigid uniformity amidst a diverse and ever-changing array of affordability challenges raises questions about its validity over time and across markets and household types. ...

A Shared Future: Addressing the Patterns of Resegregation in Urban and Suburban Contexts: How to Stabilize Integrated Schools and Communities Amid Metro Migrations

A Shared Future: Addressing the Patterns of Resegregation in Urban and Suburban Contexts: How to Stabilize Integrated Schools and Communities Amid Metro Migrations

Authors: Amy Stuart Wells, Lauren Fox, Diana Cordova-Cobo, Douglas Ready | July 06, 2018

This paper notes that, while a large body of research has documented the patterns, degree, and effects of racial segregation, what is missing from this literature is a more nuanced understanding of the process by which segregation is reproduced....

A Shared Future: The Interdependence of Housing and School Segregation

A Shared Future: The Interdependence of Housing and School Segregation

Author: Anurima Bhargava | July 06, 2018

This paper provides an overview of the ways in which "housing and education in America have long been inextricably and intricately linked."...

A Shared Future: The Social and Economic Value of Intentional Integration Programs in Oak Park, IL

A Shared Future: The Social and Economic Value of Intentional Integration Programs in Oak Park, IL

Author: J. Robert Breymaier | July 06, 2018

The paper is a detailed discussion of the Oak Park Regional Housing Center, which since 1972 has been working ensure that there is "meaningful and lasting racial diversity in Oak Park," a village of about 50,000 people located next to the West Side of Chicago. ...

A PATHWAY TO PRESERVATION? PLANNING PROCESSES AT THE INTERSECTION OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

A PATHWAY TO PRESERVATION? PLANNING PROCESSES AT THE INTERSECTION OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

Author: Caroline Lauer | June 01, 2018

Cities across the United States have been actively planning for climate change for 20 years, but equity considerations, such as climate investments' impact on disadvantaged communities, have often been overlooked or ignored in the broader climate planning process. Most recently, scholars studying climate planning and its effects have identified the following questions for areas of future research: What policies have local municipal agencies developed that specifically benefit disadvantaged communities? Under what conditions do they develop and implement these proposals?...

CUMULATIVE EFFECTS OF DOUBLING-UP IN CHILDHOOD ON YOUNG ADULT OUTCOMES

CUMULATIVE EFFECTS OF DOUBLING-UP IN CHILDHOOD ON YOUNG ADULT OUTCOMES

Author: Hope Harvey | May 29, 2018

Doubling-up is a common experience—nearly half of kids experience at least one double-up during childhood—yet we know littel about the cumulative effects of these households on children....

A SHARED FUTURE: WE LIVE HERE TOO: INCORPORATING RESIDENTS' VOICES IN MITIGATING THE NEGATIVE IMPACTS OF GENTRIFICATION

A SHARED FUTURE: WE LIVE HERE TOO: INCORPORATING RESIDENTS' VOICES IN MITIGATING THE NEGATIVE IMPACTS OF GENTRIFICATION

Author: Malo Andre Hutson | May 16, 2018

This paper focuses on strategies for ensuring key actors hear and respond to the concerns of long-term residents in gentrifying areas...

A SHARED FUTURE: WHAT MORE DO WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HOW TO PREVENT AND MITIGATE DISPLACEMENT OF LOW- AND MODERATE-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS FROM GENTRIFYING NEIGHBORHOODS?

A SHARED FUTURE: WHAT MORE DO WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HOW TO PREVENT AND MITIGATE DISPLACEMENT OF LOW- AND MODERATE-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS FROM GENTRIFYING NEIGHBORHOODS?

Author: Vicki Been | May 16, 2018

While local governments, land use and housing officials, and affordable housing providers and advocates are scrambling to find effective ways to counter concerns about displacement...