Elora Lee Raymond

I am an Assistant Professor in the School of City and Regional Planning at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. I research affordable housing, real estate finance, segregation and urban inequality.

View my abridged CV here.

In the Press

Selected Press/Media Coverage

Frankel, T.; Keating, D. (2018, December 25). Eviction Filings and Code Complaints: What Happened When a Private Equity Firm Became One City’s Biggest Homeowner.’ Washington Post.

Hurley, A. (2018, November 18.) ‘Millennials are more likely to buy their first homes in cities.’ Citylab.

Badger, E. (2018, April 7). ‘In 83 Million Eviction Records, a Sweeping and Intimate look at Housing in America.’ New York Times.

Ross, B; Galli, C; Park, C; Madden, P. (2017, November 16). ‘Billion Dollar Landlords: Rental home giant once led by Trump ally is under fire from some tenants, critics.’ ABC Good Morning America; ABC Nightline; ABC World News Report.

Glantz, A.(2017, June 10). ‘After the Bubble Burst.’ Reveal – The Center for Investigative Reporting.

Gopal, P. (2017, January 3). ‘Wall Street, America’s New Landlord, Kicks Tenants to the Curb.’ Bloomberg.

Stokes, S. (2017, January 11). ‘Study: Investor Landlords More Likely To File Eviction Notices.’ WABE 90.1.

Badger, E. (2016, May 2). ‘This Can’t Happen by Accident.’ The Washington Post, pp. A1, A4.

Boden, S. (2015, October 13). Why Are Millennials Buying So Many Houses In Des Moines? National Public Radio, Morning Edition.

Momoisea, L. (2015, May 1). Fear new plans could alienate Samoans from land. Radio New Zealand.

Research also mentioned in National Public Radio’s Marketplace, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Investor’s Business Daily, Real Estate Today Radio, the Samoa Journal, and Builder Magazine.


Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Raymond, E. L., Duckworth, R., Miller, B., Lucas, M., & Pokharel, S. (2018). From Foreclosure to Eviction: Housing Insecurity in Corporate-Owned Single-Family Rentals. Cityscape, 20(3), 159-188.
Raymond, E. L., Dill, J., & Lee, Y. (2018). Millennial First-Time Homebuyers and Location Choice. Journal of Planning Education and Research. https://doi.org/10.1177/0739456X18807751

Raymond, E. (2017) Uneven Recovery and Persistent Negative Equity in the Southeast. Journal of Urban Affairs. Published online: 28 Nov 2017.
– Winner of Urban Affairs Association 2017 Best Conference Paper Award.

Raymond, E. (2017). The Ongoing Housing Crisis and the Rust Belt Revolt for the GOP. Metropolitiques.

Raymond, E. Duckworth, R. Miller, B. Lucas, M. Pokharel, S. (2016). New Corporate Landlords and Displacement: Evictions in Single Family Rentals in Atlanta, Georgia. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Community and Economic Development Discussion Paper Series.

Raymond, E. (2016). Wholesale Funding and the Increase in Construction Bank-Owned Real Estate in the U.S.  Urban Geography.

Raymond, E. (2016). Negative Equity in the Sixth Federal Reserve District. Community and Economic Development Working Papers, 2016-1. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Research Department

Raymond, E. & Zaro-Moore, Jesse. (2016). Financial Innovation, Single Family Rentals, and the Uneven Housing Market Recovery in Atlanta. Atlanta Studies. link

Raymond, E., Wang, K., & Immergluck, D. (2015). Race and Uneven Recovery: Neighborhood Home Value Trajectories in Atlanta Before and After the Housing Crisis. Housing Studies, 31(3), 1-16.

Manuscripts Under Review

Revise and Resubmit: Raymond, E. The Impact of Income Sorting and Risk Based Mortgage Pricing on Housing Wealth Inequality: A Comparison between Urban Regions in the United States. Environment and Planning A.

Policy Impact


The Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation reached out to the local research community to better understand how evictions might be affecting a local elementary school’s turnover. From this working group emerged research on high eviction rates in Fulton County. This report helped alert local policymakers to the scale of the problem. As primary author, I was asked to present at multiple forums for policy makers, and to participate in the City of Atlanta’s working group on the drivers of eviction-led displacement.


In 2015, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs was creating a principle reduction program to help underwater borrowers in the state. My published research on persistent negative equity in the Southeast was featured at a working group meeting, and helped the Georgia Department of Community Affairs structure the Underwater Georgia Principal Reduction Program which was released in 2016.


A letter to the editor summarizing my research on leasehold mortgages on customary land in Samoa lead local Matais to form a working group with myself and U.S. based Inclusive Development International. The team formally lodged a complaint with the Asian Development Bank using the bank’s accountability tool. The complaint was the first to be deemed eligible by the ADB in several years. The subsequent review led to the first community consultation program about the mortgage project, a necessary part of the planning process which had not been performed until that point.