Urban Institute 50th Anniversary Brief on Housing

In honor of its 50th anniversary, the Urban Institute launched the first in its Catalyst series of products that will be released over the next few months as part of the Next50 initiative. The inaugural Catalyst focuses on affordable housing and provides an overview of four promising solutions to the housing crisis being pursued in communities around the country: produce more housing, more cheaply; preserve affordable housing and neighborhoods; expand housing assistance; and widen homeownership options. The report also calls for better data and analysis to:

  • Unlock zoning data
  • Understand NIMBY opposition
  • Monitor the affordable housing stock
  • Develop early-warning indicators of displacement
  • Forecast housing assistance impacts
  • Disentangle the racial homeownership gap