Released today: ‘Facing Segregation’ focuses on housing policy solutions

Fifty years after the passage of the Fair Housing and Civil Rights Acts, a new book ̶ “Facing Segregation: Housing Policy Solutions for a Stronger Society” brings together influential scholars, practitioners and policy analysts to reflect on how to use public policy to reduce segregation.

Segregation: A Threat to Americans’ Shared Goals

Metzger, M. W., & Webber, H. S. (2018). Segregation: A threat to Americans’ shared goals. In M. W. Metzger & H. S. Webber (Eds.), Facing segregation: Housing policy solutions for a stronger society (pp. 3–14). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

The Enduring Significance of Segregation

Purnell, J. Q. (2018). The enduring significance of segregation. In M. W. Metzger & H. S. Webber (Eds.), Facing segregation: Housing policy solutions for a stronger society (pp. 58–74). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Concluding Thoughts on an Agenda for Solving Segregation

Webber, H. S., & Metzger, M. W. (2018). Concluding thoughts on an agenda for solving segregation. In M. W. Metzger & H. S. Webber (Eds.), Facing segregation: Housing policy solutions for a stronger society (pp. 233–242). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Fair Housing and Inclusive Communities

Metzger, M. W., & Khare, A. T. (2017). Fair housing and inclusive communities (Grand Challenges for Social Work initiative Working Paper No. 24). Cleveland, OH: American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare.

Matthew Desmond: Eviction leaves ‘deep and jagged scar’ on families

The conference, “Evicted: Poverty & Fair Housing in St. Louis,” drew more than 250 people to Washington University in St. Louis’ Brown School for Desmond’s keynote address and two panels: “St. Louis Eviction Stories” and “Solutions and Next Stops.”

EHOC Annual Fair Housing Conference

April 6, 2017, 8:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Brown School of Social Work, Clark-Fox Forum, Washington University in St. Louis

Expert: We must understand racial segregation’s history to remedy it

Warning that “we are going to see many more Fergusons in this country,” Richard Rothstein recounts the history of government’s role in racial segregation, in a video created for our event “Inclusive Housing: A Public Forum for Policy Action in St. Louis.”

Public forum aims to reshape housing policy in St. Louis metro

Despite the passage of the Fair Housing Act in 1968, stark racial and economic segregation in housing continues. On Oct. 22, the Center for Social Development and the Clark-Fox Policy Institute hosted “Inclusive Housing: A Public Forum for Policy Action in St. Louis.”

Housing and Child Well-Being

Marcal, K., & Fowler, P. J. (2015, September). Housing and child well-being (CSD Research Brief No. 15-40). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

Two new St. Louis laws confront housing segregation

Two new laws in St. Louis will expand housing options for Section 8 renters in the city. Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia sponsored the measures, which were influenced by recent research at Washington University in St. Louis.​