Category Archives: Poverty

  • Recent Blogs on Public Housing, Race and Gender…

    Posted on January 14, 2016 by AMoffettB in Place, Poverty.

    In the fall of 2015 I started blogging for Rooflines, a community development blog published by the National Housing Institute. Specifically, I’ve been writing about issues pertaining to public housing, race, gender and class. I would love it if you would take a look at my first two posts and let me know what you […]

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  • Drug Testing for Public Housing & Welfare is a Terrible Idea

    Posted on October 10, 2013 by AMoffettB in Poverty.

    I began my research in Chicago public housing developments during the spring of 2011. At this time, the suggestion that public housing residents undergo mandatory drug testing had just been proposed. From the outset, the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) proposal was met with tremendous opposition. Residents showed up regularly to CHA board meetings and Tenant […]

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  • Bad Data Makes Social Welfare Advocacy Harder Than it Should Be

    Posted on October 7, 2013 by AMoffettB in Poverty.

    Last week The Atlantic published a piece about an oft-cited portion of census data. In 2007, for instance, 6.4 percent of adults who lived under the poverty line and didn’t work in the past year said it was because they couldn’t find a job. As of 2012, it had more than doubled, leaving it at […]

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