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Public Housing in DC: Segregation, Displacement, and Redevelopment

September 30, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Susan Popkin and Sarah Shoenfeld, moderated by Joe Howell, will open a new dialogue about public housing, discussing the impact of policies that govern its creation and maintenance, conceptualizing segregation and displacement, and examining how the rental market can better serve the needs of people.
Learn more about Susan’s work: https://www.urban.org/policy-centers/metropolitan-housing-and-communities-policy-center/projects/future-public-housing
Learn more about Sarah’s Mapping Segregation in Washington DC project: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=ca5cad337d174bc18e01c40efcb91122

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Popkin is a nationally recognized expert on public and assisted housing policy and the author of the 2016 book No Simple Solutions: Transforming Public Housing in Chicago.
Shoenfeld cofounded the online public history project Mapping Segregation in Washington DC and recently launched the exhibit Mapping Displacement, which highlights the role of public housing policy in segregating the nation’s capital and displacing Black residents. Sarah also helped win a historic landmark designation for Barry Farm Dwellings, a DC public housing project, and is working to help transform the designated buildings into a museum and community space honoring the communities that lived there.
Now retired, Howell‘s career was primarily providing technical assistance to developers of affordable housing and seniors housing through his firm, HowellAssociates. Joe has authored four books including Hard Living on Clay Street and Civil Rights Journey.


September 30, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm