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Housing + Innovation: Lessons from the Ivory Prize

Date: Friday, November 15, 2019

Location: Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium

Despite robust demand across the country for affordable starter homes and rental units, stringent land-use regulations, high construction costs, and an ongoing shortage of skilled laborers have made it difficult, if not impossible, to profitably produce middle-market housing. Innovative strategies to overcome these challenges will be the focus of this half-day symposium, which will feature the finalists from the inaugural Ivory Prize in Housing Affordability.

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Nov
15
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Conferences

Housing + Innovation: Lessons from the Ivory Prize

Date: Friday, November 15, 2019

Location: Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium

Despite robust demand across the country for affordable starter homes and rental units, stringent land-use regulations, high construction costs, and an ongoing shortage of skilled laborers have made it difficult, if not impossible, to profitably produce middle-market housing. Innovative strategies to overcome these challenges will be the focus of this half-day symposium, which will feature the finalists from the inaugural Ivory Prize in Housing Affordability....

Nov
20
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Housing as History: New Directions for Boston’s Subsidized Housing: Learning from the Past

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Location: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02215

As neighborhoods across Boston face enormous development pressure, there is a risk that low-income residents will be forced out of the city. Social disruption due to gentrification, shifting government policies and programs, and the challenges of climate change make the future of affordable housing in Boston precarious. ...

Dec
06
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Excessive Mortgages, Financial Well-Being, and Financial Skills Among Older Homeowners

Date: Friday, December 06, 2019

Location: One Bow St, 4th Floor

Over the last few decades, the share of older homeowners with mortgage debt has doubled, while the typical amount of outstanding debt relative to home values has tripled. ...