Bedrosian Director Raphael Bostic Quoted on Marketplace

Bedrosian Center Director Raphael Bostic was quoted on Marketplace in a story title “Highland Park Swap Mall: A Year Later.” The story discusses the changing landscape of the northeast Los Angeles neighborhood Highland Park, focusing on a building that until recently housed the Highland Hotel and a “swap mall,” or collection of stores selling discounted…

Op-Ed: Without affordable options, families in N.J. will continue struggling to make rent

                      Last week, an opinion piece by Director Raphael Bostic discussing the issue of affordable housing was featured on nj.com. In his article, he cites the startling fact that one in four of the 42 million American families who rent their homes pay more than half…

Bostic Writes about Fair Housing on Shelterforce

Bedrosian Center Director Raphael Bostic recently wrote about some hot topics in housing- a recent Supreme Court ruling and HUD’s Affirmatively Further Fair Housing (AFFH) Rule- on Shelterforce. On Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project Inc., Bostic writes that Court’s decision is “a critical victory for fair housing and another important step on…

Director Raphael Bostic Interviewed on New Fair Housing Rule

Bedrosian Center Director Raphael Bostic recently spoke with DS News to discuss HUD’s new Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Rule, which was announced in early July. AFFH intends to help communities that receive HUD funding meet long-standing fair housing obligations. During the interview, Bostic discussed what he hopes AFFH will help accomplish: My hope is that the rule actually results in…

Bostic quoted in Orlando Sentinel

In an article about HUD’s new Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, which reaffirms the tenets of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, Bedrosian Center Director Raphael Bostic is optimistic that community planning process can be inclusive and honest about issues of residential segregation and access to resources.   “Americans really do care about broader society and broader community. I…

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Featuring Raphael Bostic, Colin Marshall, Donnajean Ward, and Aubrey Hicks In this edition of the Bedrosian Book Club Podcast, we’re looking at the scifi classic, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick. One of Dick’s more accessible novels, DADES follows bounty hunter Rick Deckard on a mission to find and destroy 6 state of the art,…

On Such a Full Sea

In this edition of the Bedrosian Book Club Podcast, we’re looking at the dystopian novel On Such a Full Sea by Chang-rae Lee. Lee’s novel follows Fan, a young woman from one of the labor communities, as she leaves her home in search of her love. In a corporatized future world – where the wealthy fly in helicopters, workers try to compete with robots, and the really poor live in favelas – what becomes of social mobility and the notions of resilience and hope and equality?