Understanding & Addressing the Housing Crisis for America's Lowest Income Households

December 4, 2015 -

12:00pm to 1:15pm

The U.S. faces a severe shortage of 7.1 million affordable and available housing units for the nation's poorest renters.  The presentation will discuss the implications of this shortage and the use of data to inform the public, housing advocates, and the debate surrounding federal housing assistance. The National Housing Trust Fund, set to distribute funds to states for the first time in 2016, will be discussed, as well as the current advocacy work to increase federal resources for affordable housing.

Presentation by Andrew Aurand, Ph.D., who joined the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) in July 2015 as its Vice President for Research.  He previously served as a faculty member in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Florida State University, where he taught graduate courses in housing policy, community development, and research methods, and where he completed research on the impact of comprehensive planning and land use on the supply of affordable housing for low income households.  In addition, he was co-PI of a survey research project regarding the residential environments of older adults.  He has also worked in the Researh Division of the Montgomery County, MD Planning Department.  Dr. Aurand is a PhD graduate of GSPIA (2007) and worked through the Community Outreach Partnership Grant on many neighborhood and mapping projects in Pittsburgh.


RSVP at SWPA@pitt.edu

Location and Address

University Center on Social and Urban Research (UCSUR)

3343 Forbes Avenue (between Halket and Craft, across Forbes from Magee Women's Hospital)