Health Equity Through Housing: A Blueprint for Systematic Legal Action

56 Pages Posted: 6 Oct 2020 Last revised: 8 Oct 2020

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Scott Burris

Center for Public Health Law Research, Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law

Katrina Korfmacher

University of Rochester

Katie Moran-McCabe

Center for Public Health Law Research, Temple University Beasley School of Law

Nadya Prood

Temple University - Center for Public Health Law Research

Kim Blankenship

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Angus Corbett

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Bethany Saxon

Temple University - Center for Public Health Law Research

Date Written: July 9, 2020

Abstract

This is the sixth and final report in a series of reports exploring the role of law in housing equity and innovative uses of law to improve health equity through housing. The reports are based on extensive literature scans and semi-structured interviews with people who are taking action in housing policy and practice. The full series includes: Report I: A Vision of Health Equity in Housing; Report II: Legal Levers for Health Equity in Housing: A Systems Approach; Report III: Health Equity in Housing: Evidence and Evidence Gaps; Report IV: Creative People and Places Building Health Equity in Housing; Report V: Governing Health Equity in Housing; and Report VI: Health Equity through Housing: A Blueprint for Systematic Legal Action.

This report offers guidance for action based on our research. We propose one overarching recommendation, the adoption of a systematic policy experimentation approach to achieving health equity in housing. We explore this approach through a case study of lead poisoning prevention efforts in Rochester, NY. We then present six areas of housing law that are ideal for experimentation. They range in topics, including strengthening fair housing enforcement to reduce discrimination, and supporting residential stability. The report also contains an appendix with additional ideas for experiments that emerged through our research and interviews.

Keywords: housing, health equity, law, lead

JEL Classification: I14, I18, K39, R14, R21, R28, R31, R38, R50, R52

Suggested Citation

Burris, Scott C. and Korfmacher, Katrina and Moran-McCabe, Katie and Prood, Nadya and Blankenship, Kim and Corbett, Angus and Saxon, Bethany, Health Equity Through Housing: A Blueprint for Systematic Legal Action (July 9, 2020). Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2020-28, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3663459 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3663459

Scott C. Burris

Center for Public Health Law Research, Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law ( email )

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Katrina Korfmacher

University of Rochester ( email )

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Rochester, NY 14627
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Katie Moran-McCabe (Contact Author)

Center for Public Health Law Research, Temple University Beasley School of Law ( email )

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Barrack Hall, Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19122
2152045786 (Phone)
19122 (Fax)

Nadya Prood

Temple University - Center for Public Health Law Research ( email )

1819 N. Broad St
Barrack Hall, Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Kim Blankenship

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Angus Corbett

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Bethany Saxon

Temple University - Center for Public Health Law Research ( email )

1819 N. Broad St
Barrack Hall, Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19122

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