Honors Event: Homelessness, Poverty & the Housing Affordability Crisis in the US


September 30, 2021    
12:45 pm-1:45 pm

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Why does the United States, one of the richest countries in the world, have a housing affordability crisis and high rates of poverty and homelessness? What are the consequences for people and for society as a whole? How has the pandemic changed things? Join the Honors College, Dr. Joan Maya Mazelis (Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, Rutgers-Camden), and Nitan Shanas (Rutgers-Camden alum, Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow at Welcome Home Coalition) for a conversation about homelessness and what we can all do to help. The panelists will outline the causes and consequences of homelessness, how the landscape of housing and homelessness has changed during the pandemic, and common misconceptions about homelessness. After the moderated Q&A, audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions of the panel.

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