Inspired by the "Legal Levers for Health Equity in Housing" report series published by the Center for Public Health Law Research, this webinar series explores the goal of health equity in housing through the lens of laws, policies, and other legal mechanisms to understand how those “levers” may support broad-reaching systems change to establish access to safe, affordable housing in richly diverse and supportive neighborhoods. This three-part webinar series is co-sponsored by the National Center for Healthy Housing, the National Low Income Housing Coalition, and the Center for Public Health Law Research at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law.

Part 2: Building and Maintaining Safe and Affordable Homes

September 2, 2020

In "Building and Maintaining Safe and Affordable Homes," the second webinar in our three-part series, presenters from the Temple University Center for Public Health Law Research, the National Low Income Housing Coalition, and ChangeLab Solutions will explore research and best practices for how we can build health equity in housing by improving and maintaining housing quality and by increasing and maintaining housing affordability. The panelists will revisit the goal of health equity in housing and the importance of a holistic systems approach before exploring research and existing efforts to increase access to safe and affordable housing, support housing code enforcement, and ensure healthy housing for all.

Featuring:

  • Katie Moran-McCabe, JD, Special Projects Manager, Center for Public Health Law Research at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law
  • Andrew Aurand, Vice President for Research, National Low Income Housing Coalition
  • Greg Miao, JD, MS, Senior Attorney, ChangeLab Solutions

Part 1: Creating Equitable, Diverse Neighborhoods and Communities

July 23, 2020

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The housing system extends beyond the four walls of an individual’s home. In "Creating Equitable, Diverse Neighborhoods and Communities," the first webinar in our three-part series, presenters from the Temple University Center for Public Health Law Research, Oak Park Regional Housing Center, and the Inclusive Communities Project will define the concept of health equity in housing, particularly as it relates to creating communities that are equitable and diverse. They will examine strategies to achieve this goal by introducing a case study on Oak Park, Illinois, and discussing housing mobility and the role research and evaluation play in supporting that goal.

Featuring:

  • Scott Burris, JD, Professor and Director, Center for Public Health Law Research at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, PA
  • Demetria McCain, President, Inclusive Communities Project, Dallas, TX
  • Athena Williams, Executive Director, Oak Park Regional Housing Center, Oak Park, IL
  • Moderator: Amanda Reddy, MS, Executive Director, National Center for Healthy Housing, Columbia, MD