Ingrid Gould Ellen Moderates Abu Dhabi Panel “Housing Middle Income Households in High Cost Cities”
March 3, 2011: Furman Center Faculty Co-Director Ingrid Gould Ellen moderated a panel at the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute on “Housing Middle Income Households in High-Cost Cities.” The panel discussed how the increase in income inequality over the past two decades has contributed to higher housing costs. Additionally, the panel noted that middle income households often get left out because they do not qualify for government housing programs and cannot afford housing due to the rising costs. Panelists included Talal Al Dhiyebi, Director of Planning and Infrastructure at Aldar Properties, and Val Zillig, Planning Manager at Urban Planning Council.
Posted March 3rd 2011
Josiah Madar Presents at FDIC Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion’s Mortgage Subcommittee
March 1, 2011: Furman Center Research Fellow Josiah Madar joined the FDIC’s Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion’s Mortgage Subcommittee for a forum, “Restoring Responsible LMI Mortgage Lending” on Tuesday, March 1st, 2011. Josiah discussed mortgage lending trends, obstacles, and challenges for low and moderate income households on a panel moderated by Barbara Ryan, Deputy to the Vice Chairman of the FDIC.
Posted March 1st 2011
Furman Center Releases New York City Quarterly Housing Report
February 25, 2011: A new Furman Center analysis of fourth quarter housing indicators finds that home prices outside of Manhattan are still in decline, but foreclosures are down citywide. The Quarterly Housing Update, which uses six key indicators of housing market performance from a variety of data sources, is the only New York City housing report to incorporate sales data, development indicators, and foreclosures. It also presents a repeat sales index for each borough to capture price appreciation while controlling for housing quality. View the press release.
Posted February 25th 2011
Furman Center Research Fellow Moderates Discussion on Parking Regulations in Europe
February 23, 2011: Furman Center Research Fellow Simon McDonnell moderated a discussion with Michael Kodransky, of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, on innovative parking policies in Europe. The event was hosted by the Urban Planning Student Association and the Wagner Transportation Association at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service. View more information about the event.
Posted February 23rd 2011
Furman Center and IESP Recieve MacArthur Grant to Study Impact of Foreclosures on School Performance
February 7, 2011: NYU’s Furman Center and the Institute for Education and Social Policy have been named one of nine MacArthur Foundation grant recipients, as part of the Foundation’s $25 million initiative on How Housing Matters to Families and Communities. The initiative is based on the premise that stable, affordable housing is an essential platform that promotes positive outcomes in education, employment, and physical health by helping to ensure a greater return from other social and public investments. After a competitive selection process, NYU’s Furman Center and Institute for Education and Social Policy, along with researchers from the University of Connecticut, the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University, and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, were a awarded an $800,000 award for research into the impact of housing instability due to foreclosure on school performance. View the press release.
Posted February 7th 2011
Study on Rezonings and Park Accessibility Published in Cities and the Environment
February 1, 2011: The article “How do New York City’s Recent Rezonings Align With its Goals for Park Accessibility?” is featured in the 3rd Volume of Cities and the Environment. This study investigates how well city-initiated rezonings correlate with the goal of providing New Yorkers with good access to the City’s parks. View the report
Posted February 1st 2011
Furman Center Marks 15th Anniversary with Release of “15 Years of Research, Analysis and Insight”
February 1, 2011: Over the past 15 years, the Furman Center has been committed to the highest standards of interdisciplinary empirical and legal research about housing, land use, real estate, and urban affairs. This report looks back at the Furman Center’s past research, events and reports in four focus areas: Housing Finance and Foreclosures, Affordable Housing, Land Use Regulation, and Neighborhood Change. View the report.
Posted February 1st 2011
Furman Center Releases New Report on Mortgage Lending in New York City
November 12, 2010: While home purchase mortgage lending declined throughout the recession, new research released by the Furman Center finds that lending to low and moderate income homebuyers actually increased in 2009, as did the number of new mortgages backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and Veteran’s Administration (VA). The new data brief, Mortgage Lending During the Great Recession: HMDA 2009, finds that 16 percent of the 2009 New York City home purchase mortgages were FHA/VA-backed loans. By comparison, those loans accounted for less than one percent of home mortgage loans issued from 2005 to 2007. View press release.
Posted November 12th 2010
Vicki Been Presents at Muncipal Art Society Summit for New York City
Vicki Been joined a panel of experts and community leaders to discuss the “Demographics of a Changing New York” at the Municipal Art Society Summit for New York City on October 21, 2010. After a presentation on changing demographics in New York City, Vicki addressed how population trends affect the City’s challenges in terms of land use policy and economic development. View slides of her presentation.
Posted October 25th 2010
Ingrid Gould Ellen Presents at White House Conference
Ingrid Gould Ellen joined a panel of researchers, government officials and stakeholders to discuss the “Next Generation” of rental housing federal policies at a White House conference on Oct. 13, 2010. The conference addressed how housing policy could more effectively combat poverty, address social inequity issues, and create new incentives for wealth building in urban and rural America. View slides of her presentation.
Posted October 13th 2010
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