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.

Reports & Papers

The Ingredients of Equitable Development Planning

March 11, 2019

Author: Alexander von Hoffman

Effects of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) on Small Business Lending

March 04, 2019

Authors: Lei Ding, Hyojung Lee, Raphael Bostic

Mapping Over Two Decades of Neighborhood Change in the Boston Metropolitan Area

January 30, 2019

Authors: Alexander Hermann, David Luberoff, Daniel McCue, kerry-donahue

PRO Neighborhoods Progress Report 2018

October 05, 2018

Authors: Alexander von Hoffman, Matthew Arck

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Data & Charts


David Luberoff

Deputy Director

Achieving the Promise of Equitable Development

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Across the country, planners and community activists are touting the new concept of “equitable development” as a just way to...

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Hyojung Lee

Postdoctoral Fellow

How the Community Reinvestment Act Helps Facilitate Small Business Lending

Monday, March 04, 2019

The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) has helped spur small business lending in underserved communities and populations, according to a new...

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