Post-Recession Housing Crisis on Staten Island

  • Mary L. Lo Re Wagner College
Keywords: Higher Education, Housing, Recession


This paper investigates the experience of Staten Island's diverse urban communities with limited financial resources regarding access to affordable housing after the 2008 economic downturn. It details a successful partnership in researching the challenges faced in these communities and offers recommendations for the targeting of resources to maximize community benefits. Also highlighted is Wagner College's commitment in connecting its academic offerings to urban challenges and in showing students how their studies support the local community's economic development.