- Hosted By:
- Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
This year, the COVID-19 pandemic, a powerful movement for racial justice, and the devastating impacts of climate change have combined to bring the nation’s longstanding housing challenges to the fore. The economic crisis has worsened rental affordability challenges and put homeowners at risk of foreclosure, widespread calls for racial justice have pointed out sharp disparities in access to decent affordable housing, and a series of powerful hurricanes and raging wildfires have shown how vulnerable the country is to the impacts of climate change. However, historically low interest rates, strength in the for-sale market and in homebuilding could lead a broader US economic recovery.
This year's State of the Nation's Housing report will be released with this livestreamed event, featuring a panel discussion moderated by Nicole Friedman of the Wall Street Journal with Chris Herbert, Managing Director of the Center, David Brickman, CEO of Freddie Mac, and others.