ULI Minnesota: Rent Stabilization - Local Approaches to Advance Tenant Stability


2022-06-08T11:00:00 - 2022-06-08T12:00:00

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    Final session of a four-part webinar series addressing policies on rent regulation and tenant stability


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    Rent Stabilization: Local Approaches to Advance Tenant Stability

    The final session of a four-part webinar series addressing policies on rent regulation and tenant stability

    Wednesday, June 8, 2022
    11:00am - 12:00pm CT
    Zoom Webinar

    Rent-regulation policies vary widely across the United States. What do we know about their effects on rental markets, tenants, and property owners? Do differences in the policies’ design matter? Urban Land Institute Minnesota and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis are partnering with experts from across the housing sector to present a four-part, virtual event series featuring research-based, evidence-driven conversation on rent regulation. We invite you to join us as we discuss these important questions.

    The final session in our rent stabilization series will focus on the overall outcomes and goals of these and similar policies - affordability, accessibility, and stability for tenants. This session will focus on exploring other policies designed with the same goal in mind. What has shown the most promise? How can we take an integrated approach to achieving stable, affordable housing for everyone? Are there other policies that provide an important complement or a valuable alternative to a rent stabilization ordinance? Join three experts who have conducted research on a range of policies to achieve affordability and they will share the most compelling solutions and how they approach a comprehensive approach to affordability.
    • Dr. Christina Stacy, Principal Research Associate at the Urban Institute
    • Michael Spotts, President of Neighborhood Fundamentals and Visiting Fellow at the Terwilliger Center for Housing
    • Shane Phillips, Housing Initiative Program Manager, UCLA Lewis Center
    • Moderator: Libby Starling, Director, Community Development and Engagement, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

    Be sure to view the videos of our previous sessions:

    This event is presented by ULI Minnesota and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.



    Christina Stacy

    Principal Research Associate, Urban Institute

    Christina Plerhoples Stacy is a principal research associate in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where she specializes in urban economics, equity, and inclusion. Her work focuses on the intersection of economics and urban spaces and how housing, transportation, local economies, health, and crime interact. Stacy recently led an effort to develop a set of transportation equity metrics for metropolitan regions throughout the US, and she managed an effort to measure inclusion in US cities. She also led an effort to measure the spatial mismatch between job seekers and employers using big data from Snagajob, the largest online job search engine for hourly workers. Stacy is currently studying whether and how local zoning reforms can increase the supply of affordable housing, and she is helping the City of Alexandria, Virginia, develop an accessory dwelling unit regulation. She is also coleading an evaluation of the New Markets Tax Credit Program, and she is part of a team evaluating the Economic Development Administration. Finally, she is leading a randomized controlled trial of an unconditional and conditional cash transfer program coupled with job training aimed at reducing youth violence. Stacy serves on the board of the Alexandria Housing Development Corporation. Before joining the Urban Institute, Stacy earned her bachelor’s degree from Boston College, her master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, and her PhD from Michigan State University in agricultural, food, and resource economics.


    Stephanie Brown

    Executive Director, ULI Minnesota

    Stephanie is an urban planner, community advocate, and systems thinker. Since October 2020, she has served as the Executive Director of ULI Minnesota, committed to supporting local leaders as they work towards sustainable, equitable, and thriving communities. Previously, Stephanie worked as an entrepreneur and consultant, founding Yellow House Ideas. There she served as a strategic advisor on housing to the McKnight Foundation, staffed the Governor’s Task Force on Housing, helped design and lead the Itasca Project’s Housing Task Force, led strategic planning for the Center for Economic Inclusion, and worked with major foundations to develop an integrated partnership around criminal justice reform. Before founding Yellow House Ideas, Stephanie spent four years with McKinsey & Company, working as a strategic consultant for infrastructure development and public sector transformations. Her work ranged around the globe, including: redesigning core processes and organizational structures for federal transportation financing/lending programs; federal capital planning and real estate analysis; negotiating financing and implementation for Sierra Leone’s power and water strategy; facilitating an energy competitiveness strategy for the Ohio Business Roundtable; and leading strategic planning for 100 Resilient Cities. She has a BA from Georgetown University, and an MPA and MUP from Harvard University.