Housing Justice LA

Episode 9: Othering, NIMBYism, and Criminalization

July 2, 2020

We begin today's episode with a personal story from Reginald Murray about his experience trying to retain permanent housing after an extended prison stay, along with his work as an advocate helping to secure housing for the recently released.

Then we are joined by Becky Dennison, the Executive Director of the Venice Community Housing Corporation, to discuss othering and NIMBYism in Venice and Los Angeles at large, the results of "Broken Windows" policing on Skid Row, and the importance of not severing clients from their local communities in the process of providing them with services.

We close the show with a poem called "Wash Your Hands" by Dori Midnight.

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