Displaceability by Design: The Governance of Housing Insecurity in Los Angeles

Awarded Scholars:
Ananya Roy, University of California, Los Angeles
Project Date:
Sep 2022
Award Amount:

The extent of homelessness in Los Angeles has been a policy problem for decades. The city has responded by evicting residents of homeless encampments and enacting and expanding anti-camping laws. Urban planner Ananya Roy will examine questions around the criminalization of homelessness, the efficacy of local housing initiatives, and the extent to which local housing programs reduce housing insecurity. She will focus on the Aetna Street encampment in the Van Nuys neighborhood of Los Angeles and will utilize interviews, ethnographic research, and diary entries for her study.


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