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Institute for the Study of Culture and Society: Local Activist Panel on Housing (2018-2019)


Victor Abla

Victor is the Regional Preservation Director at Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC), Toledo

Lakeshia Dowlen

Lakeshia works at Bowling Green State University as the Assistant Dean of Students

Kathy Mull

Kathy is program director for The Cocoon, along with being involved with Project Connect and Continuum of Care.

George Thomas

George works with Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE Law).


An interview of Matthew Desmond about his book entitled Evicted

Analyzed eviction labs with Matthew Desmond which is related to his book Evicted

TED Talk about shaming the homeless

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Resources for help with housing-related issues

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