Postponing JCHS’ State of the Nation Housing Report

by Emily Blackburn

As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic grows,  the Joint Center for Housing Studies has decided to postpone the release of this year’s State of the Nation’s Housing report.  JCHS will use their Housing Perspectives blog to shed light on the impacts of the pandemic and the responses needed from the public, private and nonprofit sectors. The COVID-19 Housing Resources page provides links to helpful news, information, and responses to ameliorate the impact of the virus on renters, homeowners, and those without a home. Additionally, JCHS will host a number of livestreams in the coming weeks.

As the industry looks ahead, a strong and well-crafted policy response is needed to ensure that people remain housed and the industries that provide housing remain viable.

FRIDAY @ 12:15 pm

JCHS Postdoctoral Fellow Samara Scheckler will describe research showing that grandparents living in counties characterized by high opioid use are much more likely to act as primary caregivers for their grandchildren. Implications of this care disruption will be explored and will be used as a platform to examine caregiving during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This event will be livestreamed on Zoom (no registration required).


Join us for a conversation with Don Layton, the former CEO of Freddie Mac who is now a Senior Industry Fellow at the Center. Given the economic havoc brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Layton will review the major points of stress in the housing finance system that will be tested by this crisis. Additionally, he will outline practical suggestions for policymakers who, like him, believe government can and should play a positive role in housing finance going forward.

This event will be livestreamed on Zoom (no registration required).

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