City of Tulsa Fair Housing Committee

Important new paper on the health impacts of substandard housing in Tulsa: “A Housing Strategy for Tulsa: Understanding the Costs of Harmful Homes.” This paper breaks down the data for every neighborhood in Tulsa with numerous graphs and maps that show the links between poor housing conditions and negative health outcomes for Tulsa kids.

Read the Full report here:


THE AUTHORS Three law students from The University of Tulsa College of Law’s Community Advocacy Clinic, Preston Brasch, Courtney Nelbach, and Mike Shouse (the researchers), developed this report for April Merrill, Lead Attorney, Medical-Legal Partnership Initiatives, Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc. The researchers gathered information and interviewed stakeholders and leading housing experts from the local and national level to analyze how to improve housing in Tulsa County. The researchers conducted their work between August and December of 2016.

THE LOBECK TAYLOR COMMUNITY ADVOCACY CLINIC The Lobeck Taylor Community Advocacy Clinic (CAC) at The University of Tulsa College of Law offers student attorneys the opportunity to explore the ethical, strategic, and theoretical dimensions of legal practice by solving real-life legal problems in a structured learning environment. CAC students serve the community by providing representation that increases access to justice for low-income individuals and families, as well as advocacy, capacity-building, and systemic reform on behalf of non-profit organizations and community groups.

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