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, according to The State of the Nation's Housing 2020 report, which will be released in livestreamed event on November 19, historically low interest rates, strength in the for-sale market and in homebuilding could lead a broader US economic recovery.
The release event will feature a panel discussion of the report findings moderated by Nicole Friedman of the Wall Street Journal with Chris Herbert, Managing Director of the Joint Center for Housing Studies, David Brickman, CEO of Freddie Mac, and others. If you would like to attend the release event, registration is required.