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Lisa K. Bates
Professor, Innovative Housing Policy, Portland (Oregon) State University’s Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, Department of Black Studies
Bates’s scholarship focuses on housing and community development policy and planning. Her research and practice include deep engagements with community-based organizations working toward racial justice and housing rights, including Portland’s anti-displacement coalition. Bates also has an advisory partnership with the local government and leads the Evicted in Oregon team, which tracks eviction cases, evaluates public policy and uses community-based methods to develop insights and ideas about housing justice.

FOCUS: Housing
LANGUAGE: English
ORGANIZATION: Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University

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