Center for Public Health Law Research at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law

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The Policies for Action Research Hub at the Center for Public Health Law Research at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law aims to advance equity in a Culture of Health through applied empirical legal research, scholarship and translation activities. The hub research focuses on how housing-related laws and legal practices have influenced the availability of quality, affordable housing in socially and racially inclusive neighborhoods—and how policies can be coordinated and scaled up for maximum national impact. The hub is exploring how local and regional communities are using law to build diversity in new housing, preserve diversity as neighborhoods change, ensure housing quality and safety, and support mobility within a housing market that meets community needs. The hub is combining an empirical approach to law with creative legal analysis to identify legal levers that promote equity in healthy housing, address current legal barriers to effective action, and develop new directions for legal doctrine.