Lisa Servon is a Professor of Urban Policy at The New School, but has worked briefly at Check Center and RiteCheck in the South Bronx to better understand why so many people are using check cashers and payday lenders, prepaid cards, and lending and savings circles instead of banks.
Category Archive: Urban Policy Analysis and Management
Urban Policy Alumna Heather Sheridan Advocates for Maryland’s Homeless as Director of Homeless Services
“……..homelessness is usually a result of multiple support system failures affecting an individual and their own personal life circumstances…..I believe that Maryland is always looking [to address these inadequacies] and [Maryland Homless Services] in particular through the work of the Interagency Council on Homelessness will be doing even more of this on a state level.”
Professor Alex Schwartz recently published the third edition of his textbook, Housing Policy in the United States. The classic primer for its subject, Housing Policy in the United States, has been substantially revised in the wake of the 2007 near-collapse of the housing market and the nation’s recent signs of recovery. Like its previous editions, …