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10 Steps to Take to Try to Prevent Your Own Eviction

The New York Times

Some federal relief is about to expire. Local assistance is...

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Renters face financial cliff ahead; limited help available


Renters already faced a dire situation before the pandemic hit,...

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America’s looming housing catastrophe, explained


Before the pandemic, of America’s nearly 43 million renters, about...

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In Pursuit of Equitable Development: Lessons from Washington, Detroit, and Boston

September 2020

Equitable development, a new concept in planning and community development,...

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20th Annual Dunlop Lecture: Addressing Homelessness: What Can (and Can’t) Architecture Do?

October 2020

In the 20th Annual John T. Dunlop Lecture, presented by...

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Homeownership Experiences Following Criminal Justice Contact

December 2019

Recent work has highlighted the significance of incarceration for wealth...

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Estimating the Gap in Affordable and Available Rental Units for Families

April 2019

While we typically think of family households as homeowners, renters...

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The Potential for Shared Equity and Other Forms of Down Payment Assistance to Expand Access to Homeownership

October 2019

Previous studies of the financial constraints for homeownership attainment have...

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Abbe Will

Research Associate and Associate Project Director, Remodeling Futures

Pandemic to Weigh on Home Remodeling Spending Through Mid-Year 2021

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Expenditures for improvements and repairs to owner-occupied homes are expected to slow by the middle of next year as the...

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Erica Vilay

Master in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Using a Buyout Strategy to Make Houston More Resilient

Thursday, July 09, 2020

The city of Houston could better protect and aid the approximately 18,000 people who live in the city’s repeated flood...

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Sharon Cornelissen

Postdoctoral Fellow

A Triple Pandemic? The Economic Impacts of COVID-19 Disproportionately Affect Black and Hispanic Households

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Black and Hispanic households have been more likely to lose income and experience...

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Don Layton

Senior Industry Fellow

Demystifying GSE Credit Risk Transfer: Special Interests and Politicization

Monday, July 06, 2020

My third, and final, paper demystifying the single-family mortgage credit risk transfer (CRT) program of the government sponsored enterprises (GSEs)...

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