This February 26th webinar focused on a recent study exploring how housing assistance may influence people’s decision to apply for and receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. The research was presented by Erik Hembre, who conducted the study with Carly Urban at the Center for Financial Security Retirement and Disability Research Center, supported by the Social Security Administration. Discussants, Kathleen Moore, a researcher and contractor with the Administration for Children & Families, and Arthur Jacobs, Housing Coordinator for the Mayor’s Office of People with Disabilities in New York, provided commentary on the implications of the study.
The Center for Financial Security produced a webinar on March 14, 2018 exploring the findings from a study examining the increasing rate of mortgages among elderly households and reasons for this rise. Following the research presentation, discussants from the AARP Foundation and Elder Financial Safety Center with The Senior Source offered insights into how these findings may impact programmatic efforts to serve older Americans and current initiatives that are in place to address this growing mortgage trend.
The Center for Retirement Research sponsors the annual Steven H. Sandell Grant Program for scholars in the field of retirement research and policy. The program is funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration to provide opportunities for junior scholars from all academic disciplines to pursue cutting-edge projects on retirement income issues.
This year J. Michael Collins, Carly Urban and Erik Hembre were awarded the Sandell Grant for their research around the role of mortgages in retirement.
Drew Anderson was awarded the Sandell Grant for his work in the area of women’s retirement savings and the influence of increasing knowledge and attention to retirement planning on their account balances.