William Rohe

William Rohe

Director of the Center for Urban and Regional Studies; and Distinguished Professor of City and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina
Chapter Member: North Carolina SSN
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Rohe's research focuses on housing policy, from housing agencies and Habitat for Humanity to the impacts of public housing on teens' health outcomes. Overarching themes in his writings include housing and community development planning and policy. Rohe serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Urban Affairs and Journal of Planning Literature.



Chasing the American Dream: New Perspectives on Affordable Homeownership (edited with Harry Watson) (Cornell University Press, 2007).
"First-Time Homebuying: Attitudes and Behaviors of Low-Income Renters through the Financial Crisis" (with Mark R. Lindblad, Hye-Sung Han, and Siyun Yu). Housing Studies 32, no. 8 (2017): 1127-1155.
"Work Requirements in Public Housing: Impacts on Tenant Employment and Evictions" (with Michael Webb and Kirstin P. Frescoln). Housing Policy Debate 26, no. 6 (2016): 909-927.
"The Community Development Block Grant Turns 40: Proposals for Program Expansion and Reform" (with George C. Galster). Housing Policy Debate 24, no. 1 (2014): 1-9.
"Reexamining the Social Benefits of Homeownership after the Housing Crisis" (with Mark Lindblad), in Homeownership Built to Last: Lessons from the Housing Crisis on Sustaining Homeownership for Low-Income and Minority Families, edited by Eric S. Belsky, Christopher E. Herbert, and Jennifer H. Molinsky (Brookings Institution Press, 2014), 99-140.
"Impacts of Individual Development Accounts, Assets and Debt on Future Orientation and Psychological Depression" (with Clinton Key, Michael Grinstein-Weiss, Mark Schreiner, and Michael Sherraden). Journal of Policy Practice 16, no. 1 (2017): 24-25.
"Housing and Health: Time for Renewed Collaboration" (with Hye Sung Han). North Carolina Medical Journal 73, no. 5 (2012): 374-380.
"Finding HOPE: Changes in Depressive Symptomology following Relocation from Distressed Public Housing" (with Michael Webb, Mai Thi Nguyen, Kirstin Frescoln, Mary Donegan, and Hye-Sung Han). Social Science & Medicine 190 (2017): 165-173.
"Mobilizing Social Capital: Which Informal and Formal Supports Affect Employment Outcome for HOPE VI Residents?" (with Mai Thi Nguyen, Kirstin Frescoln, Michael Webb, Mary Donegan, and Hye-Sung Han). Housing Studies 31, no. 7 (2016): 785-808.
"Tackling the Housing Affordability Crisis" Housing Policy Debate 27, no. 3 (2017): 490-494.