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Shemaeka Shaw, Katrice Gill, & RCRC

Louisville Eviction Lab: An Analysis of COVID Evictions & Beecher Terrace Evictions

Community Research Expo 2020

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Community Researchers Shemaeka Shaw, Katrice Gill, and RCRC developed an interactive story map, video presentation, and report entitled Louisville Eviction Lab: An Analysis of COVID Evictions & Beecher Terrace Evictions for the inaugural Community Research Expo. This work sheds light on the amount of rental assistance being poured into landlords despite the overwhelming amount of evictions (from 3/1/2020 to 9/30/2020) still happening despite the pandemic. This work also elevates the concerns and experiences of a former Beecher Terrace resident who witnessed firsthand the injustices of the Louisville Metro Housing Authority.

EXTENDED INTERVIEWS

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Shemaeka Shaw (she/her/hers)

Shemaeka is the founder of an organization called Broken Hearted Homes, which is a renters' association that focuses on eviction prevention and slumlord elimination in greater Louisville and surrounding areas. She is on her way to becoming a one-stop location for housing needs. She is also a founding member of the Louisville Eviction Lab. 

Katrice Gill (she/her/hers)

Katrice is a fierce advocate and a powerhouse outreach coordinator. She is also a founding member of the Louisville Eviction Lab at the Root Cause Research Center. Katrice studied Theatre Arts at JCTC and was trained in community organizing by Black Lives Matter Louisville and Broken Hearted Homes. As a former resident of Beecher Terrace, she is very passionate about housing justice and the right to remain in one’s community.