Philip Garboden

HCRC Professor in Affordable Housing. Assistant Professor, UHERO and Department of Urban and Regional Planning


Ph.D. in Sociology, 2018. Johns Hopkins University, MD. 

M.S.E. in Applied Math and Statistics, 2018. Johns Hopkins University, MD 

M.A. in Public Policy, 2011. Johns Hopkins University, MD. 

B.A. in Classical Greek and English Literature, 2002. Swarthmore College, PA.

Research Interests


November Rental Market: Troubling Signs Remain As State Prepares for an Uncertain 2021

By Philip ME Garboden This month, UHERO completed its second quarterly survey of rental property owners and managers (the first from August 2020 can be …

Apartment buildings

Estimating COVID-19 Induced Rental Housing Hardship in 2021

By Philip ME Garboden and Isabelle Picciotto Several months ago, UHERO estimated the impact of the COVID-19 induced economic downturn on renters in 2020. Much …

Apartment buildings

The August Rental Market: Struggling Tenants and Rising Vacancies

By Philip Garboden Last month, UHERO partnered with real estate groups across the state to launch a monthly survey of Hawaii’s rental property owners and …