- Christina Stacy, MA, PhD
- Steve Barlow, MA, JD
- Joseph Schilling, JD, BA
Research Project Description
The Memphis team studied (2016-2019) how housing code enforcement interventions in Memphis, Tennessee, could more strategically prioritize public health and better coordinate with public health agencies, community health nonprofits, and the broader system of healthcare institutions. Using a health impact assessment framework, the team used qualitative and quantitative data to explore how housing code enforcement works and how it might expand to more intentionally address health equity as a key outcome.
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Christina Stacy, MA, PhD
Christina Stacy is a Senior Research Associate in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute. Her research focuses on the intersection of economics and urban spaces and more specifically, how housing, local economies, and crime interact.
Steve Barlow, MA, JD
Steve Barlow works for Neighborhood Preservation, Inc., a policy advocacy organization that coordinates the private sector, public sector, nonprofit and foundation efforts to address chronic abandonment of structures and to transform neighborhoods.
Joseph Schilling, JD, BA
Joseph Schilling is a Senior Research Associate at the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center and Policy Advisory Group at the Urban Institute. His research and expertise are in reclaiming vacant properties, urban sustainability, and municipal and civic capacity building.
Issue Brief: Memphis
Using Code Enforcement To Help Local Governments Build A Culture Of Health