Low-Density Infill’s Role in Fixing Los Angeles’s Housing Supply Shortage

Three characteristics about the city’s low-density housing stock can help policymakers evaluate whether, when, where, and how to encourage private developers to build more infill housing.

Goal Setting and Data Benchmarking Can Help Narrow the Racial Homeownership Gap

To increase homeownership among Black households, leaders must unify around a shared goal that can provide guidance for defining and measuring progress.

More Asian Americans Are Becoming Homeowners, but They Still Face Barriers in the Housing Market

Asian households face discrimination that hinders their ability to become homeowners and build generational wealth.

In the Twin Cities, Affordable Homeownership Is Increasingly Inaccessible for Black Families

The inequities Black families experience in the Twin Cities illustrates the larger systemic barriers surrounding race and opportunity in the United States.

The Tight Housing Market Boxes Out Government-Insured Borrowers, Widening Homeownership Gaps

Data show that flat-out rejection of buyers seeking government-backed loans disadvantages households with lower incomes, lower credit scores, and less wealth, many of whom are people of color.

If America Is Going to Address Housing Affordability, It Needs to Increase Access to Homeownership

It is cheaper to buy a home than it is to rent in two-thirds of US counties. Homeownership can provide the kind of affordability and stability low-income families need.

Service Coordinators Can Support Public Housing Residents during the Pandemic Recovery and Beyond

Recent evaluation of the ROSS-SC program reveals how service coordinators connect residents to services in times of crisis, in addition to focusing on longer-term health and education needs.

Adding 3 Million Net New Black Homeowners in the Next Decade Can Narrow the Widening Homeownership Gap

Adding 3 million net new Black homeowners by 2030 can help close the homeownership gap for Black families.

Debunking Three Myths about Low-Density Infill Housing: Lessons from Los Angeles

Research that debunks three common myths about infill housing development can help Los Angeles cope with its severe housing shortages.

Understanding the Differences between the COVID-19 Recession and Great Recession Can Help Policymakers Implement Successful Loss Mitigation

Mortgage forbearance has provided immense relief to homeowners during the COVID-19 pandemic. When relief ends, experts will naturally look to the Great Recession for guidance and lessons learned. When they do, it is imperative they realize the differences between the two economic crises.