Episode 21

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2nd Jul 2020

Episode 21: Becky Gligo and the History of Unjust Housing Policy

Becky Gligo, Director of Housing for the City of Tulsa and the interim ED for Housing Solutions, joins Chris and Jesse to discuss the troubled and unjust history of housing policy (Redlining) in the city and the United States. She also describes to upcoming eviction crisis that will strike when the pandemic ends which will be the largest eviction crisis Tulsa has ever seen. Also, the harmful and negative effects that having an eviction on your record can cause. She describes the many partners involved in A Way Home For Tulsa, which is a collective impact of over 30 voting organizations that exists to plan and implement strategies that support a system of outreach, engagement, assessment, prevention and evaluation for those experiencing homelessness, or those persons at risk of homelessness, within Tulsa City/County. 

To learn more and/or support A Way Home for Tulsa you can visit them at their website: https://awh4t.org/

To check out the Mapping Inequality map by the University of Richmond, you can find that here: https://dsl.richmond.edu/panorama/redlining/#loc=13/36.138/-96.026

If you want to read the book Evicted that Becky mentioned you can find it here: https://bookshop.org/books/evicted-poverty-and-profit-in-the-american-city/9780553447453

If you want to read the Color of Law that was also mentioned, you can find it here: https://bookshop.org/books/the-color-of-law-a-forgotten-history-of-how-our-government-segregated-america/9781631494536

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Learning and Talking to the Change Agents of Tulsa and Oklahoma
Jesse Ulrich and Chris Miller, two lifelong friends who have a passion to make their home city and state stronger, tackle the issues, articulate the frustrations, investigate the whys, and cheer the triumphs of the many hard-working individuals and their dynamic organizations who are working to make Tulsa, Oklahoma and the world a more vibrant and inclusive place.

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