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H. Jacob Carlson

Jake is an urban and political sociologist, focused on democracy, housing, and changing cities. His current research examines the various causes and consequences of gentrification and displacement—and the relationships between the two. Baoicchi and Carlson are co-authors of “Social Housing Development Authority,” a proposal to convert distressed real estate into permanently affordable housing.

The American Jobs Plan mirrors past efforts at affordable housing that contributed to our problems and failed Black Americans. We need to take housing out of the private market.

Gianpaolo Baiocchi H. Jacob Carlson