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Covering Housing

A Workshop for Journalists

“Decent, affordable housing should be a basic right for everybody in this country. The reason is simple: without stable shelter, everything else falls apart.”

– Matthew Desmond, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

March 16-18, 2017, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard hosted an intensive training workshop for journalists on covering housing and related issues. Our goal was to bring together a diverse group of reporters, academics, researchers and practitioners in order to help journalists deepen their reporting skills and expand their thinking around housing issues and how they intersect with all beats.

The workshop was made possible with the generous support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and with assistance from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.