Justice in Housing
Monday, July 31, 2023 8:00 am EST
Imagine being at risk of losing your home. For many low-income families, record unemployment caused by Covid-19 and Covid-related deaths of income-earning family members have made the threat of foreclosure a real concern. Annika Neilsen-Kim, an attorney at Legal Aid Chicago and one of Notre Dame Law School’s Thomas L. Shaffer public interest fellows works with homeowners in Illinois to prevent home loss due to Covid-related hardship and other issues arising from historically unfair housing policies. Annika and Max discuss what legal aid Chicago is doing to help keep families in their homes. They also discuss the system-wide issues that have perpetuated housing inequality and widened the disparity in economic, health, and social outcomes between Black and White Americans for decades.
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