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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.