POVERTY CENTER BOOK TALK: “The Voucher Promise” by Eva Rosen

April 16 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location

Online

Event Organizer

Center on Poverty and Social Policy
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FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | ONLINE ONLY (VIA ZOOM) | REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Hosted by

Center on Poverty and Social Policy

Featuring

EVA ROSEN
Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Georgetown University

About the Event

The Housing Choice Voucher Program, formerly known as Section 8, is, apart from public housing, one of the most important forms of housing assistance the federal government provides to low-income tenants, giving them mobility in the choice of a place to live. In 2011, Eva Rosen (bio), now a Georgetown public policy professor, moved into the Baltimore neighborhood of Park Heights to see how well the voucher program was working. At this Poverty Center seminar, she will discuss her new book, The Voucher Promise (Princeton University Press, 2020), reporting on her finding that, while a powerful tool with great promise, the voucher system can also replicate the very inequalities it has the power to solve. She will discuss the study’s broader implications for housing rights and how to fix the nation’s housing crisis. More information here.

This seminar is part of the Center on Poverty and Social Policy Event Series.

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