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...

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...

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...

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...