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.
On November 19, we will release this year’s State of the Nation’s Housing report with a livestreamed event, featuring a presentation of the report findings followed by a panel discussion with:
The Hon. Keisha Lance Bottoms, Mayor of Atlanta
David Brickman, CEO, Freddie Mac
Nicole Friedman, Reporter, Wall Street Journal (Moderator)
Chris Herbert, Managing Director, Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies
Marietta Rodriguez, President & CEO, NeighborWorks America