Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

November 30, 2017

Thursday’s Advocacy & Think Tank Roundup

By Jamila Moore

  • Jonathan Spader, Shannon Rieger, Christopher Herbert, and Jennifer Molinsky of Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies published a paper entitled Fostering Inclusion in American Neighborhoods. The paper analyzed residential segregation and its intersection between income and race. Further the paper examined methods and strategies used to create and promote inclusive communities.
  • The Bipartisan Policy Center published a report analyzing the “connections between the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit) and improvements in health behaviors and outcomes.” While the data studied did not provide a direct causal link between Housing Credit and health outcomes, the study determined the data sufficient so as to illustrate a positive impact on public health. When families pay less for housing, they are able to direct funds elsewhere such as to their health.
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