THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
“You don’t always win, and you have to keep coming back. A lot of what you do is not going to be glamorous.”
Policy researcher and author. Nationally recognized authority on public and assisted housing. Disability justice advocate. Chicago NOW. Institute Fellow, Urban Institute.
Interviewed by Mary Jean Collins, VFA Historian, July 2021
Photo 1. Sue at her graduation from Northwestern, 1982. Photo 2. Campaigning for Hillary. Photo 3. Testifying before the House Financial Services committee, February 2020. Photo 4. Sue and Norm. Photo 5. Celebrating Mother’s Day, 2021.
More About Sue:
- Books on Amazon by Susan J. Popkin
- No Simple Solutions: Transforming Public Housing in Chicago (Urban Institute Press) by Susan J. Popkin and Kathryn Edin, Nov 1, 2017
- Moving to Opportunity: The Story of an American Experiment to Fight Ghetto Poverty by Xavier de Souza Briggs, Susan J. Popkin, et al., Mar 31, 2010
- In Conversation with International Disability Rights Activist Judy Heumann, moderated by Sue Popkin, June 22, 2021
- The Urban Institute website