Housing

Affordability. Accessibility. Security. We all need similar things when it comes to housing. But, housing is a deeply personal element of our lives that has huge implications for our community support, our access to transportation, our jobs, and our upward mobility. And as America becomes more urbanized, we need to change how we provide and deliver affordable, accessible, and secure housing. Today’s innovative housing solutions have the potential to deliver incredible and significant impact for millions of people.

Wagner sits at the heart of research and debate on housing, neighborhoods, and urban policy in America today. We look at how housing shapes communities and how communities shape lives. And we ask big questions with huge repercussions. We look at how living in subsidized housing affects people’s lives. How government policies incentivize people to stay in their current homes or move to new neighborhoods. We explore the causes and consequences of the dramatic shifts in urban neighborhoods. And we actively work to develop age-friendly housing solutions as members of working groups and commissions. This happens in the classroom (especially in our master’s of urban planning program), in our research centers (such as the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy), in student group activities, and at events.

As an NYU Wagner graduate, you’ll have the analytical tools to understand the complex role housing plays for a whole city—and the ability to break that down on a block-by-block basis. You’ll have the policy and finance background to craft housing programs that deliver meaningful impact while minimizing cost. And you’ll have the management skills to deliver those programs in a range of settings—from government agencies to public service providers and everything in between—to help people get a healthy home at a price they can afford.

The Geography of Opportunity in America

Drawing on her experience from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Professor Katherine O'Regan shares her research on what she calls one of the defining issues of our time: how location plays a role in upward mobility.

Residential Segregation by Race—and Widening Inequality

Professor Jacob William Faber discusses his research on racial inequality and how he hopes it will change the public conversation about race and public policy.

Residential Segregation by Race—and Widening Inequality

Professor Jacob William Faber discusses his research on racial inequality and how he hopes it will change the public conversation about race and public policy.

More to Explore: Housing

Research

View more research

Faculty

View more faculty

Katherine M. O'Regan

Professor of Public Policy and Planning; Director of Master of Science in Public Policy Program
Alumni

View more alumni

Ben Winter

MUP
Housing Policy Specialist
Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti
Ben Winter
Capstone

View more Capstone projects