Drs. R. Walter, M.Tillyer & Viglione featured in Express-News on housing policies for past offenders

08.09.17

Urban and Regional Planning Assistant Professor, Dr. Rebecca Walter and colleagues, Dr. Marie Skubak Tillyer (criminal justice associate professor), and Dr. Jill Viglione (former criminal justice assistant professor) published an article in Housing Policy Debate examining whether or not housing policies banning all prospective tenants with criminal records results in discrimination and violation of the Fair Housing Act.   These UTSA researchers say there is not much literature or research to show that a criminal record predicts what kind of tenant someone will be.   In the article, the researchers noted that housing is essential to reducing the risk of repeating criminal behavior.  Read more in the San Antonio Express-News.