Raphael Bostic

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Raphael Bostic is the Judith and John Bedrosian Chair in Governance and the Public Enterprise and director of the Bedrosian Center on Governance at the Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California. He is the former assistant secretary for policy development and research for the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development.
Fair Housing

A Clear SCOTUS Statement on Disparate Impact and AFFH

The importance of the disparate impact principle is clear. In today’s world, few with biases wear those biases on their sleeves

Housing Advocacy

All Hands on Deck: Bringing Universities More into the Fold

(with Sheryl Verlaine Whitney)  If there was one phrase heard more than any other during our work at HUD, it was “All hands on deck.” (Actually, it was second only to “Are you kidding me?”). In virtually every situation, whether it was implementing programs in response to the housing crisis, getting Recovery Act funds allocated […]


After HUD: Seeking New Answers to Old Questions

Three years at HUD gives you quite the perspective. Ask anyone who has worked in the esteemed Weaver Building—affectionately known as 12 floors of basement (you’ve got to include the […]