Rachel Bogardus Drew

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Rachel Bogardus Drew is a post-doctoral fellow at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University. Dr. Drew recently received her PhD in public policy from the University of Massachusetts–Boston.

Believing in Homeownership: How It Affects the Desire to Buy

Last week I wrote about the first part of my recent research into beliefs about the benefits homeownership: messages conveyed to the American public during the 20th and early 21st […]


Believing in Homeownership: Where Does the American Dream Idea Come From?

Homeownership in the U.S. has long been associated with a wide range of positive outcomes–from investment potential to social stability to personal well-being. But where did these associations come from, […]


The Truth About Concentrated Poverty

Last summer, Hurricane Katrina rolled over the Gulf Coast and unearthed an unpleasant truth about the state of poverty in this country: concentrated poverty still exists. Isolated deep in inner-city […]


A Reality Check for Housing Affordability Advocates

The State of the Nation’s Housing 2005 report shows that middle-income families are beginning to face the kinds of housing cost burden issues only the poor used to have.


The Real Jobs-Housing Mismatch

There is a fundamental disconnect between the rate at which the incomes of low-income households are growing and the rate at which rents are escalating. For millions of renters, there […]