Category Archives: housing

News Article: If you’re a poor person in America, Trump’s budget is not for you

News Article: Steven Mufson and Tracy Jan, If you’re a poor person in America, Trump’s budget is not for you, Washington Post (Mar. 16, 2017).

Blog Post: What happens to poor people if there is no affordable legal aid?

Blog Post: Kendra Allen, What happens to poor people if there is no affordable legal aid?, The Daily Wrag (Mar. 21, 2017).

 

 

Blog Post: Why I — and Legal Aid — Stand in Solidarity with LSC

Blog Post: Rachel Rintelmann, Why I — and Legal Aid — Stand in Solidarity with LSC, Making Justice Real blog (Mar. 17, 2017).

News Article: Trump administration considers $6 billion cut to HUD budget

News Article: Jose A. DelReal, Trump administration considers $6 billion cut to HUD budget, Washington Post (Mar. 8, 2017).

 

News Article: Eviction Companies Pay the Homeless Illegally Low Wages to Put People on the Street

News Article: Elizabeth Flock, Eviction Companies Pay the Homeless Illegally Low Wages to Put People on the Street, Washington City Paper (Feb. 23, 2017).

News Article: Hard Lessons From Chicago’s Public Housing Reform

News Article: Susan J. Popkin, Hard Lessons From Chicago’s Public Housing Reform, CityLab (Feb. 7, 2017).

Article: A Foe More Than a Friend: Law and the Health of the American Urban Poor

Article: David A. Papke & Elise Papke, A Foe More Than a Friend: Law and the Health of the American Urban Poor, Fordham Urban L.J. (forthcoming 2017).

Social epidemiologists insist fundamental social conditions play a large role in the health problems of the American urban poor, but these well-intentioned scholars and practitioners do not necessarily appreciate how greatly law is intertwined with those social conditions. Law helps create and maintain the urban poor’s shabby and unhealthy physical environment, and law also facilitates behaviors among the urban poor that can result in chronic health conditions. Then, too, law shapes and configures the very poverty that consigns the urban poor to the inner city with its limited social capital and political clout. Overall, law creates and perpetuates the health problems of the urban poor more than it eliminates or ameliorates them. Social epidemiologists and others concerned with improving the urban poor’s health might therefore approach law as a foe more than a friend.

News Article: Can Miami Convince The Supreme Court That Subprime Loans Hurt Cities, Too?

News Article: Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux, Can Miami Convince The Supreme Court That Subprime Loans Hurt Cities, Too?, FiveThirtyEight (Nov. 8, 2016).

News Article: We Can Make Housing More Affordable

News Article: A. Barton Hinkle, We Can Make Housing More Affordable, Reason.com (Oct. 31, 2016).

News Article: Life in a 375-square-foot apartment

News Article: Paul Duggan, Life in a 375-square-foot apartment, Washington Post (Oct. 25, 2016).