This course includes a whirlwind primer on poverty, homelessness, welfare and the public policies and laws that shape those issues. The course includes some some startling statistics and an in-depth analysis of what it costs to live and the costs of being poor. It concludes with a sneak peek into what the current Administration and Congress may have in store for low income households.
Paul Tepper, Executive Director, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Paul is the Executive Director of the Western Center on Law & Poverty. He has worked in the Southern California nonprofit community for the majority of his career, focusing on the political, social and economic justice issues that impact low-income people. He was formerly the Executive Director of the WCA Development Corporation, a subsidiary of the Weingart Center Association. Paul also served on the Board of Directors of the California Bar Foundation, is former Chair of the State Bar of California’s Legal Services Trust Fund Commission and was an adjunct faculty member at USC’s Graduate School of Social Work. Paul is an active member of the California bar with a J.D. from Washington University School of Law.