Essays on People, Place & Purpose

Investing in What Works for America's Communities

Peter Edelman, Georgetown University Law Center

I do not believe there has ever been a time when we could say with any honesty that we really offered a genuine choice for people to be able to move out or stay in their current neighborhood, with both options being to live in healthy communities.

Peter Edelman is a professor of law at Georgetown Law Center and faculty co-director of the Georgetown Center on Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy. He served as a legislative assistant to Senator Robert F. Kennedy and as an assistant secretary in the Department of Health and Human Services in the Clinton administration. His latest book is So Rich So Poor: Why It’s So Hard to End Poverty in America.

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