The Center conducts and fosters research on emerging and policy-relevant housing and neighborhood revitalization research.

Grant-funded research

Utilization of Social Capital to Address Local Housing Needs, funding by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Faculty grants

The HDRC Faculty Housing Research Program fosters research on housing issues by faculty members at the University of Georgia in support of the Center’s mission to provide policy relevant research that both advances scholarly work in this area and informs the efforts of a range of housing related organizations across the state. The program was established in 2016 and awards up to $5,000 to support selected research projects.

Award Recipients

Dr. Jennifer Rice is the recipient of the 2017 grant award. Dr. Rice is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography in the College at UGA. Her research interests include urban political ecology, climate / carbon governance, nature-society theory, science-policy studies. This award supports her research Carbon gentrification in the climate friendly city: A new paradigm for housing justice research. This is a multi-institutional collaboration research project that examines the intersections of residential displacement, low carbon urban development, and creative/technology industries in the United States.

Dr. Darren K. Hayunga was the recipient of the 2016 grant award. Dr. Hayunga is an Assistant Professor in the Real Estate Program in the Terry College of Business at UGA. His research interests include housing economics, option pricing, geo-spatial economics, and real estate economics. This award was in support of the research project, Examining Price Appreciation in Condominiums for the Benefit of Low-income Households.

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Consulting projects

  • Minnesota Homeownership Center Project
  • Valdosta Workforce Housing Project
  • Hancock Corridor Project