Why should you attend? 

8:00 – 8:30


8:30 – 8:45

Raphael Bostic, Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research

8:45 – 10:15

AHS and Special Needs


The House Next Door: A Comparison of Residences by Disability Status Using New Measures in the American Housing (Denise Whalen and Gina Livermore)


Leveraging the AHS to Get a Handle on the Incidence of Disability and the Need for Housing and Housing Assistance (Danilo Pelletiere and Kathryn Nelson)


Aging-in-Place and Generational Change: Data from the American Housing Survey, 1978-2009 (Miranda Dietz and Larry Rosenthal)

10:15 – 10:30


10:30 – 12:00

AHS and Assisted Housing


Household Energy Use and Subsidized Housing (Samuel Dastrup, Simon McDonnell, and Vincent Reina)


Comparing Housing Voucher and Public Housing Households with Parametric, Nonparametric, and Bayesian Methods (Brent D. Mast)


An Analysis of the Search and ‘Choice’ for Housing on Neighborhood and Housing Outcomes of Assisted and Unassisted Renters (Lauren M. Ross)

12:00 – 1:15

Working Lunch


The AHS - Then, Now, and In Between
John C. Weicher, Keynote Speaker

1:15 – 2:45

Improving the Usefulness and Scope of the AHS


Housing Value, Costs, and Measures of Physical Adequacy (Paul Emrath)


Exploring Housing Conditions of Low-Income Minorities in the Southern United States (Sung-jin Lee, Kathleen R. Parrott, and Mira Ahn)


Getting the Rural Right in the American Housing Survey (Lance George)

2:45 – 3:00



Concurrent Sessions

3:00 – 4:45

AHS and Housing Wealth


Housing Units with Negative Equity, 1997-2009 (George R. Carter III)


Housing Wealth and Household Economic Decisions: Consequences of the Housing Bust (Vicki Been, Ingrid Gould Ellen, Kathy O'Regan, and Claudia Sharygin)


Home Mortgage Refinance and Wealth Accumulation (Yan Chang and Frank Nothaft)

3:00 – 4:45

AHS and Rental Affordability/New Orleans Recovery


Analyzing Rental Affordability during the Great Depression 2007 to Present (Katrin B. Anacker & Yanmei Li)


Housing Recovery in New Orleans: A Multi-Level Approach to Vulnerability and Resilience (Lisa K. Bates and Timothy F. Green)

Note: Speakers are subject to change.