Changing Lives in a Changing Neighborhood

By Dr. Lisa K. Bates

Joining the Access to Opportunity team is bringing me into dialogue with amazing scholars and practitioners with deep understanding of policy systems, focusing on an under-studied context of west coast cities. I am looking forward to sharing the research from Portland as we complete this initial round of work. We are looking at Humboldt Gardens, a development of Home Forward (the Housing Authority of Portland), as a site for understanding low-income parents’ (mostly parents of color) strategies for accessing ‘opportunity’.

Transit-Oriented Development

People are moving back into the cities. But where should they go? In an age of congested freeways and greenhouse gas emissions, gentrification and concentrated poverty, suburban sprawl and all sorts of inequality, where is the best place to build, to live, to walk, and to shop? One answer has been touted to address all those problems: near public transit. In this episode, we define, describe, and debate “transit-oriented development” with Seva Rodnyansky.

Build, Baby, Build: Make the City Affordable Again

If you live in a major city, you probably know that the rent is “too damn high.” What if the city’s rental affordability crisis were in your hands? Would you do something about it? We think you might, and that’s why you’ll want to hear from the one renter who’s taking on big-city politics and showing us all how it’s done.

In this episode, we get down to the grassroots of housing advocacy with Sonja Trauss.

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Major L.A. Employers Raise Concerns That High Cost of Living Is a Barrier to Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

Housing costs are deterring top-talent from entering the Los Angeles job market, and leading to higher costs in recruiting and retaining employees, according to a new survey released today by Raphael Bostic, a USC Price School of Public Policy Professor and the newly appointed head of the Atlanta Federal Reserve. Bostic led a team of USC researchers in surveying major L.A. employers accounting for nearly 200,000 jobs in key sectors including utilities, healthcare, education, government, engineering and finance ..

Request for Proposals

Request for Proposals Funding dates: April 1, 2017 through August 15, 2017 RFP Issued: February 15, 2017 Proposals Due: March 15, 2017 Through a sponsorship from the Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles Association of REALTORS, the Bedrosian Center will make available $5,000 total funding for USC Price Faculty to pay for student salary or expenses. USC…

The Affordable Housing Crisis

Our first episode of the Our American Discourse podcast, features a conversation with Raphael W. Bostic. We confront the affordable housing crisis.

Throughout the country, Americans are moving into the cities, and construction isn’t keeping up. Rents are rising faster than incomes. Housing costs are eating away an increasing share of the average family’s budget. Without sufficient renewal, the existing housing stock is aging, and the quality is declining. Affordability has reached crisis levels.

California need the political will to tackle its housing crisis

KPCC’s Take Two reached out to Richard Green, Director and Lusk Chair in Real Estate, to discuss California’s housing problem.  The state of California recognizes the issues, however, the solutions are not so simple. “Once you are in a community, you don’t want anymore traffic. You don’t want any more pressure on your schools,” says Green. “That’s the…

Green on KPCC’s Take Two on Inland Empire Evictions

Richard Green, Bedrosian Faculty Affiliate and Director of the USC Lusk Center, spoke with Take Two about Redfin’s new analysis of renter eviction. “If people have just one financial event happen in their life — something as simple as [blowing out] a tire on their car — they’re much more vulnerable than people closer to…

Raphael Bostic discusses California’s housing affordability problem

In this video, CA Fwd asked Raphael Bostic what it would take for local governments and the state to begin to make a difference with California’s housing affordability problem, including updating planning processes and revisiting the California Environmental Quality Act. To build one million more homes for low- and middle-income Californians in the next 10 years, the California…

CA Fwd interviewed Raphael Bostic on low supply of affordable housing

California Housing Summit will be held in mid-December.  One of the pressing issues to be discussed is how lack of affordable housing affects health.  As housing becomes ever more expensive there are less resources in a household for necessities like education and health, Raphael Bostic told CA Fwd in an interview. The issue is a…