Calendar

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.

Our events for the Fall 2021 semester have ended. Join our mailing list to be notified about our Spring 2022 events.

Feb
04
Research
Webcasts

From Better Housing for Native Americans to Improved Services for Residents of Affordable Housing: Insights from the 2021 Gramlich Fellows

Date: Friday, February 4, 2022
Design approaches that better reflect the community desires as well as more effective ways to fund and provide high-quality services for residents will be the focus of presentations by two Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) students who were the Center’s 2021 Gramlich Fellows in Community and Economic Development.
Feb
08
Local Events
Webcasts

Dunlop Lecture with HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge

Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Secretary Fudge believes the country’s housing issues do not fit into a one-size-fits-all approach. We need policies and programs that can adapt to meet a community’s unique housing challenges. She is committed to making the dream of homeownership - and the security and wealth creation that comes with it - a reality for more Americans.
Feb
11
Webcasts

Fellowships Open House

Date: Friday, February 11, 2022 to
Application deadlines are fast approaching for our summer fellowships and research grants. We invite Harvard graduate students to join us for a virtual open house to learn more about funding opportunities the Center offers.
Feb
18
Research
Webcasts

Does Our Housing Stock Meet Our Accessibility Needs?

Date: Friday, February 18, 2022
Many Americans who need accessibility features live in homes don’t have them. In this talk, Jennifer Molinsky, project director for the Center’s new Housing an Aging Society Program, will discuss a forthcoming paper that explores the demographic characteristics of residents who have challenges entering, navigating, and using their homes
Mar
04
Research
Webcasts

Have More People Moved During the Pandemic?

Date: Friday, March 4, 2022
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 seemed to reverse a longstanding decline in the share of Americans who move each year. Media narratives painted a picture of a nation on the move, with suburbs, rural areas, and vacation towns inundated with people fleeing dense population centers. But is there evidence of that spike?
Mar
18
Publications
Webcasts

Fixer-Upper: How to Repair America’s Broken Housing Systems

Date: Friday, March 18, 2022
The nation’s growing geographic, economic, and demographic divides are reflected in and exacerbated by inequalities in housing markets, argues Jenny Schuetz in her new book, Fixer-Upper: How to Repair America’s Broken Housing Systems. At this event, Schuetz will discuss the structural problems within US housing systems that contribute to widely disparate outcomes
Mar
24
Local Events
Conferences
Webcasts

Bringing Digitalization Home: How Can Technology Address Housing Challenges?

Date: Thursday, March 24, 2022 to
A three-day symposium (virtual & in-person) where leading scholars and experts will discuss the nature and extent of technologically-driven changes in housing and whether these changes are likely to further (or hamper) efforts to address economic, social, and environmental challenges, such as housing affordability, discrimination, and climate change.
Apr
01
Research
Webcasts

Assessing the Landscape of Corporate Ownership for Small Rental Properties

Date: Friday, April 1, 2022
The share of small (one-to-four unit) rental properties owned by corporate entities has grown steadily over the past several decades, rising from around 3 percent in 1990 to approximately 18 percent in 2018. To date, however, there has been little research into key questions about the types of entities that own the properties and where they are located.