Housing Policies and Home: Tenant Experiences in Public Housing
Thursday, September 15
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Campus Center, West Conference Room (also live-streamed on Zoom)
Lunch will be served
Open to the public
How do public housing authorities and public housing residents differ in their views of key aspects of public housing policy such as the concept of home? Public housing residents are bound by public housing policies but we know very little about the experiences of the residents themselves. Sarah DeGiorgis became interested in this topic while working as the Program Manager for the Choice Neighborhoods Planning and Implementation Grants at the Housing Authority of the City of Camden. Her interviews with residents will provide important insight into understanding how public housing policies directly affect residents’ lives, centered on the concept of home.
About the speaker:
Sarah DeGiorgis is a Ph.D. candidate in Public Affairs at Rutgers University. She holds a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers and a bachelor of arts in English from Oberlin College. Sarah’s research interests include affordable and public housing, community erasure, the financialization of housing, and participatory mapping/GIS.