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.

Sep
23
Webcasts

Is Rent Control a Good Way to Protect and Stabilize Renters?

Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021
With evictions looming in a post-COVID world, can rent control stabilize affordable housing and protect renters? Are there other rent regulations that can bring equity to our neighborhoods while still allowing landlords to keep current tenants in their housing stock?
Sep
24
Webcasts

Hack-A-House 2021

Date: Friday, September 24, 2021
Hack-A-House is a 24-hour live, online, “hackathon”-style competition, hosted by Ivory Innovations. Students will be given a prompt on September 24th and will have 24 hours to complete and submit their project. The contestants must provide the judges with an innovative solution to a problem that directly affects housing affordability.
Oct
01
Webcasts

Building Equity into Federal Investments for Housing Resilience

Date: Friday, October 1, 2021
Growing federal efforts to make housing and communities more resilient to disasters, especially climate-related hazards, often devalue people and undervalue and/or overlook the possessions of people of low wealth and communities of color. In this talk, Carlos Martín, the new director of the Center’s Remodeling Futures Program, will examine this issue and how it might be addressed.
Oct
15
Webcasts

Do Older Homeowners with Mortgages Spend Less on Pharmaceuticals?

Date: Friday, October 15, 2021
A growing number of older homeowners are still paying off mortgages, leading to concerns that these obligations are constraining their spending on healthcare. In this presentation, Samara Scheckler, a Center postdoctoral fellow, will discuss a forthcoming paper assessing the size and extent of these tradeoffs.
Oct
29
Webcasts

How Have Renters Responded to Financial Stress in the Pandemic?

Date: Friday, October 29, 2021
Renters have been hit particularly hard by the economic impact of COVID. In this presentation, Sophia Wedeen, a Center Research Assistant, will discuss a forthcoming paper that uses data from the US Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey to see how these impacts and responses vary by race, ethnicity, income, and household composition.