Three AHRI Working Papers Discuss Inclusionary and Emergency Housing, Social Vulnerability to COVID-19, and Residential Segregation in California Cities

September 19, 2022

The Applied Housing Research Initiative (AHRI) is proud to announce the release of three working papers on the emergency housing policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the advancement of equity. AHRI will also host an upcoming Zoom webinar on Wednesday, October 5 from 12:00pm-1:15pm to discuss the findings of these papers. The papers were written by a research team consisting of Dr. Ayse Pamuk, Dr. Jennifer Shea, Dr. Laura Mamo, Dr. XiaoHang Liu, and AHRI research associate and MPA graduate student Temur Umarov.

Dr.Liu’s working paper examines the association between a city’s inclusionary housing program, its vulnerability to COVID-19, and its change in racial residential segregation. Dr.Shea and Dr.Mamo analyze the results of a survey distributed to local California governments to better understand the relationship among housing policy and three interrelated dimensions of equity goals and targets in areas of economics, race, and public health. Dr.Pamuk and graduate student Umarov provide an overview of the emergency housing policies implemented in California and a preliminary analysis of their reasons for implementation, effectiveness, and potential issues. Additionally, AHRI welcomes you to explore three interactive mapping platforms that Dr.Liu created to visualize COVID vulnerability, emergency housing policies, and racial residential segregation throughout California.

If you are interested in reading these working papers and exploring the dashboards, please visit the AHRI website. For those who would like to attend the Zoom webinar, you will be able to register for the event by clicking HERE.