In January 2020, there were 580,466 people experiencing homelessness in America. Roughly 30% are families with children. During the pandemic, C2C researchers advised state agencies on developing Emergency Rental Assistance programs and will assess the program’s impact on helping low-income households with overdue rent and utility bills.

Policy Relevant Articles

    • Housing Equity and Resilience in Greater Boston’s Post-COVID Economy. The Boston Foundation.
      • The authors of this article highlights the lack of housing security that renters in the Boston area have been subjected to both during the pandemic and long before it. They suggest we use the spotlight on housing caused by the pandemic to build a better and more equitable housing system. 
    • Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2019: Supply, Demand and the Challenge of Local Control. The Boston Foundation.
      • This study is presented as a report card for Boston’s housing circumstances, and consists of four chapters. The first discusses the housing needs of Boston using core metrics, the second focuses on best practices of local land use policies and practices, the third describes the relationship between housing production and segregation, and the final chapter serves as a conclusion and policy discussion.

Peer Reviewed Publications