Opportunity in the Crisis: Findings from a Year of Research on Renters in the Pandemic and the Programs Needed to Stabilize Them

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Opening Remarks

  • Mary K. Cunningham, Vice President, Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center, Urban Institute @marykcunningham
  • Erika Poethig, Special Assistant to the President, Housing and Urban Policy, White House Domestic Policy Council @Erika_Poethig

Panel: Where do we stand in the eviction crisis and what has worked to keep renters stably housed?

  • Lisa Bates, Associate Professor, Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University @Portland_State
  • Mark Treskon, Senior Research Associate, Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center, Urban Institute @MarkTreskon
  • Emma Foley, Research Analyst, National Low Income Housing Coalition @EmmaCFoley
  • Reed Jordan, Housing Affordability Grant Program Manager, Wells Fargo (moderator) @WellsFargo

Panel: How have landlords responded to the pandemic and what are the implications of their behaviors?

  • Elijah de la Campa, Senior Research Associate in Economics and Urban Analytics, Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative @elijahdelacampa
  • Nathaniel Decker, Postdoctoral Scholar, Terner Center for Housing Innovation, University of California, Berkeley @TernerHousing
  • Lauren Lowery, Program Director, Housing and Community Development, National League of Cities @lowery_la
  • Mercedeh Mortazavi, Vice President, Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (moderator) @jpmorgan

Concluding Remarks

  • Ingrid Gould Ellen, Paulette Goddard Professor of Urban Policy and Planning, New York University; Director, Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy @NYUWagner

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Speaker_Bios.pdf (107 kB)
Speaker Biographies

hcrc_year_1_research_findings_summary.pdf (373 kB)
Year 1 Research Findings from the Housing Crisis Research Collaborative