Molly Metzger | Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis
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Molly Metzger

Senior Lecturer
PhD, Northwestern University
  • Office Phone: 314-935-6989
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  • Areas of Focus:

  • Fair and affordable housing
  • Social policy
  • Segregation and inequality
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Molly W. Metzger serves as chair for the Domestic Social and Economic Development concentration within the Master of Social Work program. She is also a faculty director at the Center for Social Development.Metzger’s work focuses on local, state and federal housing policies, examining how these policies often reproduce patterns of segregation and inequality. She strives to build and share research with a host of community partners, in order to move housing policy toward the goals of racial equity and economic justice.Metzger's major projects have included a community-based participatory research project on public housing preservation in Chicago, mixed methods research on the “Section 8” Housing Choice Voucher program, and public engagement toward transparency and racial equity in the use of development incentives with St. Louis’s “Team TIF.” In addition to her roles on campus, Metzger serves as a senior policy advisor to the St. Louis County Executive.

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2021 Brown School Student Marshals

Congratulations to the Brown School Student Marshals, Class of 2021

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Developments in the Fight for Fair, Affordable Housing in the St. Louis Region

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