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Prof. Oliveri Studies Sexual Harassment of Low-Income Women in Housing

Professor Rigel Oliveri recently published “Sexual Harassment of Low-Income Women in Housing: Pilot Study Results” in the Missouri Law Review. The research included interviews with 100 randomly selected, low-income women. Of those participants, 10 percent reported being sexually harassed by their landlords. “While the sample was limited, I think the results of this study should be a wake-up call to…

Professor Oliveri Appointed to Columbia Housing Authority Board

Professor Rigel C. Oliveri was appointed by Mayor Brian Treece to serve as a commissioner for the Columbia Housing Authority Board. Professor Oliveri is a nationally recognized expert on fair housing law. The Columbia Housing Authority (CHA) provides housing assistance to more than 1,900 families in Columbia and Boone County through public housing and the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher…

Professor Oliveri Speaks About Housing Discrimination at City of Columbia Seminar

Professor Rigel Oliveri was among the presenters at the City of Columbia Fair Housing and Lending Seminar in early April. According to a KOMU-TV story, Oliveri spoke in depth about housing discrimination and equal housing initiatives at the event. “Out of over 28,000 complaints filed in 2016, it is estimated that that is such a small fraction of the universe…

Professor Oliveri Says Segregation Still Exists 50 Years After Passage of Fair Housing Act

Professor Rigel C. Oliveri has written about the legislative battle to pass the Fair Housing Act in 1968. She wrote a chapter in the book The Fight for Fair Housing, edited by Georgetown University policy expert Gregory D. Squires and published by Routledge. And she recently published two op-ed articles: “50 Years After Martin Luther King Jr.’s Death, America Is…

Professor Oliveri Contributes Chapter for New Book on Fair Housing

Professor Rigel Oliveri wrote a chapter in the new book The Fight for Fair Housing, edited by Gregory D. Squires. Professor Oliveri’s chapter is titled “The Legislative Battle for the Fair Housing Act (1966-1968).” The Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 was passed at a time of turmoil, conflict, and conflagration in cities across the nation. It was passed with…

Mizzou Law Faculty Present to Missouri Middle and High School Teachers

Professor Rigel Oliveri and Associate Dean Paul Litton recently presented at a summer institute for the James Madison Legacy Project, which is a joint effort by The Missouri Bar’s Citizenship Education Program and the Center for Civic Education. Attendees were middle and high school teachers from across Missouri who will be teaching a curriculum about the United States Constitution this…