Assessing the Impacts of Housing Code Enforcement of Substandard Rental Housing on Health & Health-Related Outcomes in Memphis, Tenn.

Location: Memphis, Tennessee

PROJECT SUMMARY: Our team proposes to study the public health impacts of housing code enforcement (HCE) interventions in Memphis, Tennessee. Our proposed research aims to address the best approach to enforce housing codes; the health and public safety impact of housing code cases that require court action; and systematic differences of housing code enforcement and litigation between low-income, predominately minority neighborhoods and affluent, predominately white neighborhoods.

Assessing the Impacts of Housing Code Enforcement of Substandard Rental Housing on Health & Health-Related Outcomes in Memphis, Tenn.
TEAM MEMBERS

[Pictured Left to Right]

  • Steve Barlow, JD, MA,, Neighborhood Preservation, Inc., Memphis, Tennessee
  • Christina Plerhoples Stacy, PhD, MA, Research Associate, Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center, Urban Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • Joseph Schilling, JD, BA, Senior Research Associate, Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center and Policy Advisory Group, Urban Institute, Washington, D.C.
"Substandard housing is creating a health crisis; with my interdisciplinary team I can be a part of making that connection clear so that nontraditional solutions will be developed and applied."
— Steve Barlow
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