Tuesday, September 1, 2020
ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law
Call for Papers
Race and Racism in Affordable Housing Law & Policy
Drafts due November 1, 2020
The Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law (the Journal) invites articles and essays on issues related to race and racism in affordable housing law and policy. Practitioners and scholars have long known of the racial inequities in housing, such as redlining, disparate impacts of zoning, racially restrictive covenants, segregated public housing projects, and the concentration of housing tax credits in low-income neighborhoods, to name but a few. While addressing the legacy—and continued applicability—of racially-based housing laws and policies has proven challenging, the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis opened a new conversation about racism embedded in American social institutions. How should we think about race and racism in housing now? What are the important issues where race and housing collide, and what are the solutions to address them?
For this issue, the Journal seeks wide participation and especially welcomes shorter essays (2,000–3,000 words). In addition, the Journal will also continue to seek general essays (typically 2,500–6,200 words) or articles (typically 7,000–10,000 words) related to the Journal’s traditional subjects: affordable housing, fair housing and community/economic development.
The Journal is the nation’s only law journal dedicated to affordable housing and community development law. The Journal educates readers and provides a forum for discussion and resolution of problems in these fields by publishing articles from distinguished law professors, policy advocates and practitioners.
Interested authors are encouraged to send an abstract describing their proposal no later than September 7, 2020. Submissions of final articles and essays are due by November 1, 2020. Please email abstracts and final drafts to the Journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Stephen R. Miller, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Journal also accepts submissions on a rolling basis. Please do not hesitate to contact the Editor with any questions.