The fight for fair and affordable housing has new momentum in one of the nation’s most segregated metropolitan areas.
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Facing Segregation: Building Strategies in Every Neighborhood (Fair Housing Conference)
April 12, 2019, 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Central Baptist Church, 2842 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103
St. Louis on the Air features segment on housing segregation
Washington University’s Molly Metzger and Hank Webber took to the airwaves on April 9 to discuss segregation.
Incentive reform key to racial equity in America’s cities
A new paper by Molly Metzger, assistant professor at the Brown School, and Nay’Chelle Harris, masters research fellow in housing policy, analyzes “Team TIF St. Louis.”
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
Purnell named ‘Person of the Year’ by St. Louis American
Jason Q. Purnell, assistant professor in the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis and project director of For the Sake of All, the groundbreaking initiative on the health and well-being of African-Americans in St. Louis, was named the 2016 “Person of the Year” by The St. Louis American.
Spotlight: ‘Scholarship for social change’ is Metzger’s modus operandi
When Molly Metzger was a PhD student, the time came for her to draft research questions for her dissertation. She drew a blank. After three years in classrooms, she felt out of touch with her topic: low-income housing.
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.”
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.
Livable Lives research investigates local residents’ relationships to local public parks
Prior research would suggest that parks are an important element of a livable life. Evidence has connected physical activity, psychological restoration, and social health to proximity to parks and sites of recreation. This research, however, is primarily based on samples of university students and western European populations who are financially comfortable.
Increasing Access to Housing for Low-Income Families
NGA Center for Best Practices. (2002, March). Increasing access to housing for low-income families [Issue Brief]. Washington, DC: NGA Center for Best Practices.