By Dr. Shawn Flanigan
As part of my interdisciplinary freshman Honors course at San Diego State University titled “Housing, Home, and Homeland,” I had my twenty-six students spend several weeks reading and discussing Matthew Desmond’s renowned book Evicted, and then gave them an assignment to code an interview from Access to Opportunity research in San Diego. As a culminating experience, we visited the Monarch School, an innovative K-12 school for homeless youth in downtown San Diego ….
Emily Lieb brings us another research update from Seattle from the Access to Opportunity Project:
What’s in a neighborhood? Scholars (and realtors) agree: Where a person lives determines how much access to opportunity she has. Good schools, safe streets, high-quality housing that appreciates in value, accessible jobs and services, clean air and water—all of these things make it possible for people to do the best they can for themselves and their families. Poor schools, high crime rates, bad housing, an unhealthy environment, and relative inaccessibility do the opposite. Each one of these things is an obstacle standing between a family and its potential.
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’.
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…
Bedrosian faculty members Raphael Bostic and Marlon Boarnet have received a grant fro METRANS UTC Research, for a project titled “Developing Affordable Housing Guidelines Near Rail Transit in Los Angeles.” To inform planning and housing policy in the City of Los Angeles and in the broader Los Angeles metropolitan area, Bostic and Boarnet will compare…
Boosting the incomes of poor, elderly residents in developing countries can significantly improve their health and well-being, particularly in lung function and memory, according to a new study released today.
February 21, 2014
In the summer of 2013, eighteen students conducted research for the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (CTCAC) as part of a Masters of Planning studio course led by Dr. Jan Breidenbach. Located in the Treasurer’s Office, CTCAC is the state entity responsible for administering the federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, which serves as the largest source of financing for low-income housing production in the country.
Apr 8, 2013
Smart Justice, Wed April 10th
Leading from the West, Wed April 10th
Research Presentation, Thur April 11th
October 2, 2012
Professor Yan Tang, Research Director of the Center, discusses his recently published book “Ten Principles for a Rule-ordered Society: Enhancing China’s Governing Capacity in China (Beijing: China Economic Publishing House, 2012.