Even as the US economy continues to recover, the inequalities amplified by the pandemic remain front and center. According to our new State of the Nation’s Housing 2021 report, households that weathered the crisis without financial distress are snapping up the limited supply of homes for sale, pushing up prices and further excluding less affluent buyers from homeownership. At the same time, millions of households that lost income during the shutdowns are behind on their housing payments and on the brink of eviction or foreclosure. A disproportionately large share of these at-risk households are renters with low incomes and people of color. While policymakers have taken bold steps to prop up consumers and the economy, additional government support will be necessary to ensure that all households benefit from the expanding economy.
This release event features a discussion of the findings in this year’s report, and a panel discussion with:
Gary Acosta, Co-founder & CEO, National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals
Clarence Anthony, CEO & Executive Director, National League of Cities
Chris Herbert, Managing Director, Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies
Tracy Jan, Reporter, The Washington Post (Moderator)
Erika Poethig, Special Assistant to the President for Housing and Urban Policy, The White House Domestic Policy Council