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Briefing: Digging into the Data on Housing Markets during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Correction (May 13, 2021): During the Q&A period, we incorrectly summarized findings from an Urban Institute report and blog post on automated home valuation (AVM) technology. The report does not conclude that AVM technology creates bias that devalues homes in majority Black neighborhoods. Rather the research suggests that lower home values exacerbate the degree of AVM error generally (either over-estimation or under-estimation of home values) in majority-Black neighborhoods.

Join the Urban Institute for a briefing on the latest findings on the mortgage and housing markets, including the housing supply and the increasing difficulty of qualifying for a mortgage. Each month, researchers from Urban produce Housing Finance at a Glance, a monthly chartbook with mortgage and housing market data for policymakers and others interested in the government’s role in mortgage markets. Researchers will discuss the latest data and how policymakers can access and use Urban’s monthly chartbook to track such indicators as housing supply, housing affordability, and housing credit availability. 



  • Daniel Pang, Research Assistant, Housing Finance Policy Center, Urban Institute
  • John Walsh, Research Analyst, Housing Finance Policy Center, Urban Institute
  • Caitlin Young, Research Assistant, Housing Finance Policy Center, Urban Institute
  • Amy Elsbree, Senior Director, External Affairs, Urban Institute (moderator)

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Date & Time Thursday, May 6, 2021

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