Day 1 | Confronting America's Housing Crisis: Solutions for the 21st Century

Two-Day Research Symposium on Housing Policy April 12-13, 2024

This event brings together experts in housing, lending, policy, and community development to explore solutions to the nation’s most pressing housing challenges.

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Day One: April 12, 2024 at the New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute (NOCHI), 725 Howard Avenue.
Day Two: April 13, 2024 in the Goldring/Woldenberg Business Complex, Tulane University, 7 MacAlister Drive.
Sponsored by:
The Murphy Institute
Center for Public Policy Research
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, A.B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane School of Architecture, WWNO Public Radio

Event Description

Across America, housing costs have ballooned in recent decades to consume an ever-increasing portion of the average household's income. These spiraling rents and mortgages have also bred separate crises of displacement and homelessness as well as a decline in homeownership opportunities for younger generations. What's driving America's housing crisis and more importantly, what can be done to fix it?

The Murphy Institute's Center for Public Policy Research, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Tulane University's School of Architecture and AB Freeman School of Business invite you to a two-day research symposium on housing policy where panels of experts will discuss how to eliminate barriers to housing production, address concerns of race-based valuation, broaden access to mortgage markets and other solutions for expanding affordability and abundance in America's housing markets. 

Day One will feature discussion panels with experts in housing, lending, policy, and community development to explore solutions to the nation’s most pressing housing challenges. It also features a keynote session with Raphael Bostic, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, moderated by U.S. Housing reporter Nicole Friedman of The Wall Street Journal

On Day Two of the symposium, researchers will convene at Tulane University's School of Business to present their latest works-in-progress on key housing issues including rent control, climate risk and housing, evictions and housing attitudes.

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP below:

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Conference Details

Friday, April 12, 2024
1:00 - 6:00 PM CST (reception to follow)
New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute (NOCHI)
725 Howard Avenue, New Orleans, LA [Google Map]

Saturday, April 13, 2024
9:00 - 12:30 PM CST
Goldring/Woldenberg Business Complex, Tulane University
7 McAlister Drive, [Campus Map]

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Program Schedule

 

    Friday, April 12

    OPENING SESSION | 1:00 PM

    • Iñaki Alday, Dean and Richard Koch Chair in Architecture, Tulane University School of Architecture
    • Gary Hoover, Executive Director, The Murphy Institute at Tulane University
    • Jonathan Willis, Vice President and Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

    KEYNOTE SESSION | 1:30 PM

    HOUSING AFFORDABILITY | 2:30-3:30 PM

    • Brenda Breaux, Executive Director, New Orleans Redevelopment Authority
    • Laurie Goodman, Institute Fellow, Housing Financial Policy Center at the Urban Institute
    • Marjorianna Willman, Executive Director, Louisiana Housing Corporation
    • Moderator: Kris Gerardi, Research Economist and Senior Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

    RACIAL EQUITY & VALUATION | 3:45-4:45 PM

    • N. Edward Coulson, Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Real Estate, UCI Paul Merage School of Business
    • Andre Perry, Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program at The Brookings Institution
    • Charu Singh, Managing Director, Portfolio Management, NHP Foundation
    • Moderator: Will Bradshaw, Co-Founder and CEO, The Reimagine Development Partners  

    BARRIERS TO PRODUCTION | 5:00-6:00 PM

    • Christopher S. Elmendorf, Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law
    • Nolan Grey, Research Director, California YIMBY
    • Michael Manville, Professor and Chair of Urban Planning, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
    • Jenny Schuetz, Senior Fellow, Brookings Metro, The Brookings Institution
    • Moderator: Stan Oklobdzija, Director and Assistant Professor of Political Science, Center for Public Policy Research at The Murphy Institute

    RECEPTION | 6:00-7:00 PM

    • New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute (NOCHI)

     

    Saturday, April 13

    BREAKFAST | 8:30 AM

    • Marshall Family Commons - Freeman School of Business

    OPENING REMARKS | 9:00 AM

    • Gary Hoover, Executive Director, The Murphy Institute
    • Paulo Goes, Dean and Debra and Rick Rees Professor, Tulane University A.B. Freeman School of Business

    RENT CONTROL | 9:15-10:00 AM

    • Michael Manville, Professor and Chair of Urban Planning, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

    CLIMATE RISK AND HOUSING | 10:00-10:45 AM

    • Jenny Schuetz, Senior Fellow, Brookings Metro, The Brookings Institution

    EVICTIONS | 11:00-11:45 AM

    • N. Edward Coulson, Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Real Estate, UC-Irvine Paul Merage School of Business

    HOUSING ATTITUDES | 11:45-12:30 PM

    CLOSING REMARKS | 12:30 PM