Neighborhood Change

A growing body of research documents the critical importance of neighborhood conditions to residents’ well-being and ability to succeed. Housing initiatives play a central role in strategies to revitalize distressed areas, prevent displacement of low-income residents by gentrification, and mitigate the effects of concentrated poverty. Through a variety research projects and events, our work examines the factors that influence the geographic location of low-income households and contribute to patterns of residential segregation.

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Michael Stegman

Senior Research Fellow

Eliminating Exclusionary Land Use Regulations Should Be the Civil Rights Issue of Our Time

Monday, August 19, 2019

Like cicada swarms, presidential commissions and federal initiatives to eliminate local barriers to housing development have a certain temporal cadence....

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David Luberoff

Deputy Director

What Happens When Community-Based Organizations Do Disaster-Related Work?

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

When environmental disasters such as Hurricane Harvey or California’s multi-year drought occur, community-based organizations (CBOs) focused on affordable housing and...

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