Pacific Islanders, Housing and Land

Pacific Islanders are indigenous to the United States, but experience high housing instability and precarity. In a series of research projects, we explore how Pacific Islanders navigate pressures of displacement and dispossession from housing and land. One monograph explores the experience of the foreclosure crisis and affordability crisis in Los Angeles county in established Samoan and Tongan communities. A second monograph uses Talanoa methodologies and details a collaboration between O le Siosiomaga Society and Inclusive Development International to shape customary land reforms in Samoa by bringing a complaint against the Asian Development Bank.

at Georgia Tech