News Article: “After a Crime, the Price of a Second Chance”

News Article: Shaila Dewan & Andrew W. Lehren, “After a Crime, the Price of a Second Chance,” N.Y. Times, Dec. 12,2016.

News Article: “In the Shopping Cart of a Food Stamp Household: Lots of Soda”

News Article: Anahad O’Connor, “In the Shopping Cart of a Food Stamp Household: Lots of Soda,” N.Y. Times (Jan. 13, 2017).

News Article: “Life in Obamacare’s Dead Zone”

News Article:Life in Obamacare’s Dead Zone,” N.Y. Times, Dec. 6, 2016.

News Article: “D.C. Homelessness Doubles National Average as Living Costs Soar”

News Article: Noah Weiland, “D.C. Homelessness Doubles National Average as Living Costs Soar,” N.Y. Times, Jan. 1, 2017.

News Article: “Low-Income Housing: Why Not in My Neighborhood?”

News Article: Michael Kolomatsky, “Low-Income Housing: Why Not in My Neighborhood?,” N.Y. Times, Nov. 25, 2016. [includes graphic]

News Article: “A Bigger Economic Pie, but a Smaller Slice for Half of the U.S.”

News Article: Patricia Cohen, “A Bigger Economic Pie, but a Smaller Slice for Half of the U.S.,” N.Y. Times, Dec. 6, 2016.

Article: “Section 8 Is the New N-Word: Policing Integration in the Age of Black Mobility”

Article: Norrinda Brown Hayat, “Section 8 Is the New N-Word: Policing Integration in the Age of Black Mobility,” 51 Wash. U. J. L. & Pol’y 061 (2016).

This Article addresses the concept of black mobility within the context of Section 8 housing vouchers. Hayat explores the rise of racially coded language and its impact on racially discriminatory housing measures, highlighting the intersectionality between narratives of black criminality and the implicit biases of Section 8 proponents. Hayat argues for eradication of Section 8 enforcement schemes and facially race-neutral policies to promote the elimination of hyper-segregated neighborhoods.

Personal Thanks to Marc-Tizoc Gonzalez

I just wanted to give a personal and public thank you to Marc-Tizoc Gonzalez for his leadership of the AALS Poverty Section this year; for his organization in the section’s main panel today and for finding an excuse to highlight The Poverty Canon yesterday.  Even though I am incapable of his level of constant sincerity and concerned approach to everything (my mind seems to brim over with snide comments or jokes), it is great to get to watch Marc-Tizoc Gonzalez in action, it is a reminder that I could potentially be a better person.  So thanks for your leadership and behavior modeling.  =)

News Article: “Low-Income Housing Shown to Not Weigh on Nearby Property Values”

News Article: Chris Kirkham,”Low-Income Housing Shown to Not Weigh on Nearby Property Values,” Wall Street Journal, Nov. 28, 2016.

News Article: “Bringing Together Medical and Law Students to Help Disadvantaged Residents in DC”

News Article: “Bringing Together Medical and Law Students to Help Disadvantaged Residents in DC,” Georgetown University Medical Center, Nov. 22, 2016.