Letter from social scientists in opposition to HUD’s proposed Disparate Impact Rule

October 17, 2019 SUBMITTED VIA REGULATIONS.GOV Office of the General Counsel Rules Docket Clerk Department of Housing and Urban Development 451 Seventh Street, SW; Room 10276 Washington, DC  20410-0001 Re: HUD’s Implementation of the Fair Housing Act’s Disparate Impact Standard, Docket No. FR-6111-P-02 Dear Secretary Carson and General Counsel Compton, As social scientists from various … Continue reading Letter from social scientists in opposition to HUD’s proposed Disparate Impact Rule

Position Announcement!

Position announcement! Assistant Professor of Urban Studies and Community Development at the Dept. of Public Policy and Administration at Rutgers University Camden. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. More information and application portal: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/102399

The Persistence of Segregation in the 21st Century

I have a new article that addresses whether, in the fifty years since the Kerner Commission and the Fair Housing Act, the US has made progress in reducing racial segregation.  As a point of departure, I critique a recent report that claimed to document the “end of the segregated century.”  I argue that while black-white segregation … Continue reading The Persistence of Segregation in the 21st Century

Economic Segregation in US Metropolitan Areas

Christopher Wheeler and I prepared a report on Economic Segregation for the 21st Century Cities Initiative at Johns Hopkins University.   Abstract Household income inequality is increasing in the US, both nationally and within metropolitan areas (Owens 2016; Piketty and Saez 2003). Depending on how the housing stock is distributed and how households sort into neighborhoods, metropolitan income … Continue reading Economic Segregation in US Metropolitan Areas

Interesting reflection on Concentrated Poverty by Maya Dukmasova

This powerful and thoughtful post by Maya Dukmasova is an important corrective to much of the discussion of concentrated poverty:https://www.slate.com/articles/business/metropolis/2015/07/_concentrated_poverty_the_term_has_noble_intentions_but_it_s_damaging_our.single.html