Stefanie DeLuca gives briefing at the Department of Housing and Urban Development

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Stefanie was invited to give a research and policy briefing at the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington on July 24, 2012. For this talk, titled, “How Housing Policy Intersects with the Lives of Poor Families: Reflections on Recent Fieldwork in Mobile, AL and Baltimore, MD,” Stefanie based her comments on recent fieldwork she is doing with many current and former students from the Department of Sociology, including, Peter Rosenblatt, Anna Rhodes, Phil Garboden, Elizabeth Talbert, Barbara Condliffe, Siri Warkentien and Laura Bartos. She used the findings to highlight challenges poor families face when trying to use assisted housing programs, and provided policy recommendations and modifications to the existing Housing Choice Voucher program that could help families access safer neighborhoods and better schools.