How data can inform one of the hottest topics across the country: Housing

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Matt Clark of Newsday; Lorie Hearn of inewsource; Jon Schleuss of The NewsGuild; Aaron Terrazas of Zillow
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 9 at 2:15pm
  • Location: Salon A&B
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

How do local housing markets adapt when decimated by natural or man-made disasters? What’s the affordable housing strategy when Google comes to town? Want to unearth property tax inequities or fraud? This panel of experts will show you how to tackle the trends and complexities of the housing market, and how to make the most of ArcGIS, get help from Zillow Research and navigate property tax data.

Speaker Bios

  • Matt Clark is an investigative reporter, data analyst and computer programmer who has been a member of Newsday's investigative team since 2013. He worked on the paper’s 2013 police misconduct series that was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Public Service. He previously worked at the San Diego Union-Tribune and the Naples Daily News. He graduated in 2006 from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and lives in Long Island, N.Y.

  • Lorie Hearn is founder, executive director and editor of inewsource, an investigative reporting nonprofit in San Diego, CA. Her staff reports and writes for impact and has bettered lives and changed laws since inewsource launched 10 years ago. Their work has been recognized in the industry with nine national awards -- including two IRE certificates. Before starting inewsource, Hearn was a reporter on both coasts and finally senior editor at the San Diego Union-Tribune .

  • Jon is a data and graphics reporter at the Los Angeles Times. He's built several stories around housing data: for elections, disasters and analysis of building permits. He's also a programmer and looks for new ways to tell those stories. Jon teaches the basics of web design and data analysis at the University of Southern California. @gaufre

  • Aaron Terrazas is Senior Economist and Director of Economic Research at Zillow where he researches and speaks broadly on nationwide and regional housing market trends, and their implications for the U.S. economy. Before joining Zillow in January 2014, he was an Economist at the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Economic Policy. He was educated at Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins University. Follow his work at

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