Acutely aware of the dispossession and displacement wrought by structures of global racial capitalism, our research and scholarship insists upon housing justice. Thinking from Los Angeles, as well as other key global nodes of struggle, we expose the modes of capitalist ownership and state-owned violence that produce housing insecurity. Taking our cue from movements led by those excluded from regimes of property ownership – rent-indebted tenants, shack-dwellers, the unhoused – we seek to enact a radical rethinking of housing from financialized commodity to reparative public good.
FEATURED PUBLICATIONS & RESOURCES
- 1,500 Unhoused LA Residents Died on the Streets During Pandemic, Report RevealsDECEMBER 1, 2021 – Article via The Guardian feat. Institute report “We Do Not Forget: Stolen Lives of LA’s Unhoused Residents During the COVID-19 Pandemic”
- LA Clears Another Park Encampment in Battle Over Worsening Housing CrisisOCTOBER 14, 2021 – Article via The Guardian feat. Institute director Ananya Roy
- It’s Homecoming Weekend In Louisville’s Russell NeighborhoodSEPTEMBER 18, 2021 – Article via The Guardian feat. Institute community partner Root Cause Research Center
- Want to Solve the Housing Crisis? Take Over Hotels.AUGUST 19, 2021 – Article via The New York Times feat. Institute director Ananya Roy
- America’s Housing Crisis Is a ChoiceAUGUST 10, 2021 – Opinion piece via The New York Times feat. Institute director Ananya Roy
- To Solve Homelessness, California Should Declare a Right to HousingJUNE 6, 2021 – Editorial via Los Angeles Times feat. Institute faculty researcher Gary Blasi