Housing Insecurity in Mississippi

When:  May 1, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (ET)

Housing Insecurity in Mississippi


Housing insecurity in the United States and across the world is on the rise. Architects are in a critical position to advocate and promote solutions to mitigate the housing crisis. Learn how the project Housing Insecurity in Mississippi sheds light on historic and contemporary issues that lead to the lack of access to a basic human right–an adequate and secure place to live. 


  • Explain how the state of the built environment and systemic social issues produce housing insecurity and homelessness. 


  • Learn how housing insecurity impact all aspects of individual, family, and community life including access to food, jobs, education, and health care, among others.


  • Learn how policies and blight properties contribute to housing insecurity.


  • Discuss how architects and the profession at large can work with community partners and civic leaders to advocate for housing justice and to develop equitable housing solutions.



Silvina Lopez Barrera,Intl. Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University
Kateryna Malaia, PhD, Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University
Alexis Gregory, AIA, Associate Professor, Mississippi State University