The Great American Housing Finance System and the Role of the Federal Government

Housing is local, but money is global. What is the best way to allocate our resources toward housing affordability? How far are we from that goal? How do we even agree on what affordability means?

In this episode, our resident housing finance expert Richard K. Green will walk us step-by-step through these winding routes we’ve constructed to access the American dream.

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Tears We Cannot Stop

Can America overcome its sin of racism? If redemption of sin comes through repentance, can White America meet the demands necessary?

A discussion of Michael Eric Dyson’s Tears We Cannot Stop featuring Richard Flory, Richard Green, and Aubrey Hicks

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Surging Southern California home price hits record high

Xinhua News Agency quoted Richard Green, director of the USC Lusk Center, about the causes of rising housing costs in Los Angeles. The director of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate, Richard Green, analyzed that such situation is the result of the strong economy and house building difficulties in California. Last year only 20,000…

Home prices in parts of Southern California are at record highs — and keep rising

Los Angeles Times quoted Richard Green, director of the USC Lusk Center, on rising home prices in California. Economists said that absent a recession or a surge in mortgage rates, California home prices could keep climbing at 5% a year for the foreseeable future. That’s faster than the long-term average of 3% nationwide, but it’s…

Expert Says Retail’s Problems Are More Than Just E-Commerce

The Huffington Post quoted Richard Green, director of the USC Lusk Center, about how income inequality and other factors are affecting retail. Green, who spoke during USC’s Executive Forum Bay Area in San Francisco, said research has proven that if you give rich people a dollar, they will save it. If you give poor people a…

Tech Is Booming, But Lack Of Affordability Is Pushing Everyone Else Out, CRE Experts Say

Forbes featured the USC Lusk Center’s recent executive forum in the Bay Area, which focused on the lack of affordability in the area’s real estate market. The article also mentioned a keynote and industry panel featuring Richard Green, Emile Haddad, Matt Lituchy and William Witte, all of the USC Lusk Center. “The question about a…

Does Airbnb decrease housing values, as Miami Beach mayor says?

PolitiFact quoted Richard Green, director of the USC Lusk Center, on whether absorbing Airbnb units into the housing market would have a real impact on rental prices. Green, the real estate professor at the University of Southern California, said that focusing on Airbnb doesn’t get to the heart of the matter — “that cities are making…