COVID-19: Housing-Focused Needs and Responses

As the COVID-19 pandemic and the efforts to slow its spread reshape life in the U.S., the economic impacts are only just beginning to make themselves felt for renters and homeowners grappling with job losses, illness, and caregiving needs as well as the prospects of a looming recession. As our Faculty Director has urged, it has never been more important for policymakers, private and nonprofit leaders, and other housing advocates to take bold action to keep people housed now and to shape a more equitable recovery.

The Terner Center is responding to this moment with analysis and policy recommendations rooted in rigorous research that can provide policymakers with the toolkit they need to take action.

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Op-Ed: Now Is the Time to Embrace Density by Carol Galante published in The New York Times | May 12th, 2020

A Plan to Keep Renters Housed Through the COVID-19 Recovery by Ben Metcalf and David Garcia | May 4th, 2020

Op-Ed: Renters need help now – Here’s how to deliver it by Carol Galante and Barry Zigas published in Housing Wire | April 29th, 2020

Estimating COVID-19’s Near-Term Impact on Renters by Elizabeth Kneebone and Cecile Murray | April 24th, 2020

Lessons from the Great Recession for Today: Housing Aid Now! by Carol Galante | March 19th, 2020