News Article: “Give the Homeless Homes”

News Article: James Surowiecki, Give the Homeless Homes, The New Yorker, Sept. 22, 2014

New Article: “Gideon is my Co-Pilot: The Promise of Civil Right to Counsel Pilot Programs”

New Article: Clare Pastore, Gideon is my Co-Pilot: The Promise of Civil Right to Counsel Pilot Programs, 17 U.D.C. L. Rev. 75 (2014).

Op-Ed: Paul Krugman, “In Defense of Obama” | Rolling Stone

In Defense of Obama | Rolling Stone.

Article Review: “By All Means Possible” – Jotwell

Article Review: Toni Williams, “By All Means Possible,” Jotwell, Oct. 6, 2014 (reviewing Thomas Mitchell, Growing Inequality and Racial Economic Gaps56 How. L. J. 849(2013)).

NOTE: it is great to see that Jotwell has expanded its coverage such that there is more space for coverage of poverty related articles.

Call-for-Papers: “2015 Policy Summit on Housing, Human Capital & Inequality”

Call For Papers
2015 Policy Summit on Housing, Human Capital & Inequality

June 18-19, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Federal Reserve Banks of Cleveland, Philadelphia, and Richmond invite paper submissions for the 2015 Policy Summit on Housing, Human Capital, and Inequality, which will be held June 18-19 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The conference brings together researchers and practitioners interested in economic policy and development in low- and moderate-income communities.

OVERVIEW: As the nation continues its recovery from the Great Recession, it is important to understand how economic growth can more equitably benefit low- and moderate income individuals. With this in mind, and having selected a theme of economic growth and opportunity for the 2015 Policy Summit, we encourage the submission of high-quality research papers in the following areas: economic development, entrepreneurship, equitable development, recent trends in CRA lending (i.e., access to capital and credit for small businesses), workforce development, education reform, and related topics. In particular, we encourage the submission of research and work that is applicable to the Federal Reserve’s Third, Fourth, and Fifth Districts – comprising all of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, North and South Carolina, Washington, D.C., and parts of New Jersey and Kentucky.

The Policy Summit is a now-biennial forum that attracts an audience of several hundred academics, bankers, elected officials, funders, policymakers, and practitioners from across the eastern United States. If your paper is selected, you will be asked to present at the Policy Summit, which will be held June 18-19, 2015, at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Travel and accommodation expenses per Federal Reserve guidelines will be covered for presenters.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: The deadline for submissions is 5:00 PM, Friday, December 19, 2014. Please submit an extended abstract or a draft of your research paper by this date to We will notify submitting authors of accepted papers by January 31, 2015; full conference papers will be due June 4, 2015.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Please direct any questions about the call for papers to Dionissi Aliprantis at, Lisa Nelson at, or Shannon McKay at

Dept of Labor’s Unpaid Leave page with quick video


New Report: “State of the Nation’s Housing 2014″

son_2014_coverNew Report: Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, State of the Nation’s Housing 2014 (2014).  [Note: the link takes you to the main page and from there you can open the whole report or individual sections.]

For Property (and Poverty) folks: “Junior Scholar Mentoring Session, 2015 AALS Annual Meeting Property Section”

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 27 – AALS Section on Property, Junior Scholar Mentoring Session, 2015 AALS Annual Meeting Property Section Breakfast, Jan. 4, 2015.

Random DC in Dec./Jan. Photo.

Random DC in Dec./Jan. Photo.

The AALS Section on Property is pleased to invite junior faculty members to submit an abstract of a current writing project or an abstract outlining a possible paper idea.  Authors of selected abstracts will informally present their theses/ideas during a mentoring session to be held as one part of the Section breakfast at the 2015 AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.  The breakfast will take place at 7:00 am on January 4, 2015, just before the Section’s 8:30 am panel program.  More details here: AALS Property Section Junior Scholar Mentoring Session Call for Abstracts with Deadline Extended.

New Report: “Poverty in the United States: 2013″

New Report: Thomas Gabe (Congressional Research Services), Poverty in the United States: 2013 (Sept. 25, 2014).

-Thanks to Susan Lewis and Billie Jo Kaufman for the heads up!

Woman A Leading Authority On What Shouldn’t Be In Poor People’s Grocery Carts | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source

Woman A Leading Authority On What Shouldn’t Be In Poor People’s Grocery Carts | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source.