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  • COVID-Related Data Analysis and Presentations

    Policy Updates, Eviction Trends and Potential Impact of Expanded Vouchers
    Tanaya Srini, National Housing Law Project; Will Fischer, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; Vincent Reina, University of Pennsylvania, December 8, 2021

    Reviewing the Worst Case Needs Report
    Chris Davis, Urban Institute; Jennifer Turnham and Barry Steffen, US Department of Housing and Urban Development, November 17, 2021

    Strategies for Improving Renter Stability 
    Beth Mellen, Legal Aid DC; Laura Zeilinger, DC Department of Human Services, November 3, 2021

    Using ERA to Promote Housing Stability 
    Chris Davis, Urban Institute; Andrea Bell, Oregon Housing & Community Services, October 20th, 2021

    Update on Eviction Trends and Risk 
    Christopher Davis and Jung Choi, Urban Institute; Peter Hepburn and Juan Pablo Garnham, The Eviction Lab at Princeton University, October 6, 2021

    Strategies to Increase Owner Uptake of Emergency Rental Assistance 
    Daniel Teles, Urban Institute; Nat Decker, Terner Center for Housing Innovation, September 22, 2021

    Update on Eviction Risk and Expiration of Unemployment Benefits 
    Christopher Davis and William Congdon, Urban Institute, September 8, 2021

    Expanding the Affordable Rental Housing Supply 
    Kathy O’Regan, Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy; Elizabeth Kneebone, Terner Center for Housing Innovation, August 25, 2021

    Renters Impacted by CDC Temporary Eviction Moratorium 
    Christopher Davis, Urban Institute, August 11, 2021

    Rent Relief Programs and Best Practices to Engage Landlords in Rent Relief 
    Christopher Davis, Urban Institute; Vincent Reina and Sydney Goldstein, Housing Initiative at Penn; Cindy Chetti and Caitlin Walter, National Multifamily Housing Council; Maya Brennan, Office of Council Member Elissa Silverman, Council of the District of Columbia, July 28, 2021

    Federal Efforts to Improve Housing Stability 
    Gene Sperling and Erika Poethig, the White House, July 14, 2021

    Update on ERA and Small Rental Owners 
    Jung Choi and Daniel Pang, Urban Institute, June 16, 2021

    Institutional Investor Activity in the Rental Market 
    Mary Beth Fischer, Amherst Pierpont; John Johnson, Marquette University Law School; Michael Gosman, Acts Housing, June 2, 2021

    Mitigation Strategies for the Pending Eviction Cliff
    Mary Cunningham, Urban Institute; Emily Benfer, Wake Forest University School of Law; Alana Greer, Community Justice Project; Kate Reynolds, Urban Institute, May 19, 2021

    Principles for Equitable Rental Assistance Distribution 
    Rebecca Yae, National Low Incoming Housing Coalition; Lauren Lowery, National League of Cities; Christina Rosales, Texas Housers; Margaret Salazar, Oregon Housing and Community Services; Andrea Bell, Oregon Housing and Community Services; and Saulo Diaz, City of Jersey City, New Jersey, May 5, 2021

    Eviction and Rental Crisis Mitigation Responses
    Peggy Bailey, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Solomon Greene and Mark Treskon, Urban Institute; Rachel Garland, Community Legal Services; Lee Anne Adams, Neighborworks, April, 21, 2021

    Forbearance, Delinquency and Impact on Renter Stability
    Brandon Kruse, U.S. Government Accountability Office; Jamie Woodwell, Mortgage Bankers Association; Genger Charles, Amherst, March 24, 2021

    Federal Housing Policy Priorities 
    Erika Poethig, White House Domestic Policy Council; Meaghan McCarthy, Housing Partnership Network; Ben Metcalf, Terner Center for Housing and Innovation; Ingrid Gould Ellen, Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy; Solomon Greene, Urban Institute, April 7, 2021

    Renter and Landlord Financial Stability
    Sarah Saadian, National Low Income Housing Coalition; Jung Choi, Urban Institute; Ryan Coon, Avail, Michael Glasser, Neighborhood Building Owners Alliance, March 10, 2021

    Meeting the Needs of Renters During and Beyond the Crisis 
    Noel Poyo, US Department of the Treasury; Peggy Bailey, US Department of Housing and Urban Development; Ekim Cem Muyan, Texas Policy Lab; Tamara Lindsay, Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, February 24, 2021

    Fair Housing and Racial Equity Considerations for Emergency Rental Assistance 
    Tamara Fucile, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; Cashauna Hill, Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center; Erin Kemple, Connecticut Fair Housing Center; Ingrid Gould Ellen, Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, February 10, 2021

    Shaping the Next Phase of Emergency Rental Assistance & Eviction Moratorium 
    Mark Zandi, Moody Analytics; Shamus Roller, National Housing Law Project; Kathryn Reynolds, Urban Institute, January 27, 2021

    Cost of Eviction
    Samantha Batko, Urban Institute, December 17, 2020

    Eviction, Housing Instability, and COVID-19 Cases and Deaths 
    Kathryn Leifheit and Emily Benfer; UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and Wake Forest University School of Law, December 2, 2020

    Using the survey of consumer finances to evaluate families’ financial security during COVID-19 
    Kevin Moore, Federal Reserve Bank, November 18, 2020

    Utilizing data to understand and solve problems in the rental market
    Ryan Coon, Avail, November 11, 2020

    Household Renter Debt and How to Recover Equitably From COVID-19
    Davin Reed and Eileen Divringi, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia; Corianne Payton Scally, Urban Institute, October 28, 2020

    Counseling for Renters
    Alanna McCargo, Urban Institute, October 14, 2020

    Renter Stability and Eviction Protections
    Gary Engelhardt, Syracuse University; Emily Benfer, Wake Forest Law Health Justice Clinic, September 30, 2020

    Utilizing data to understand and solve problems in the rental market
    Ryan Coon, Avail, August 19, 2020

    State Housing Finance Agencies: Emergency Housing Assistance Programs
    Stockton Williams, NCSHA, August 5, 2020

    Measuring Evictions during the COVID-19 Crisis
    Hal Martin, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, July 29, 2020

    A Looming Public Health Crisis: A New Wave of Homelessness
    Rosanne Haggerty and Jessica Venegas, Community Solutions; Dan O’Flaherty, Columbia University, July 29, 2020

    Multifamily Market Update & Outlook
    Jay Parsons, Real Page, July 8, 2020

    Policy Centers Research to Action Lab