Home value estimates play an important role in property taxation system. However, throughout US history and up to present day, biased home evaluation practices and intentional price manipulation have produced a property tax landscape that favors the white and wealthy at the expense of all others.
Join Artist Harrison Kinnane Smith, Economist Dr. Troup Howard, and Historian Dr. Andrew Kahrl at noon on Wednesday, February 16th for a lunchtime discussion about home valuation disparities in Pittsburgh, PA. Panelists will discuss the barriers to equitable taxation, how we got here, and what we can do to repair the broken systems.
Participate in the conversation virtually (via Zoom) or in-person (at the Community Engagement Center in Homewood or the Mattress Factory Museum).
Overcharged and Undervalued: How Blackness Colors the Worth of a Home is part of a series of virtual programming around Sed Valorem, an installation by Harrison Kinnane Smith currently on display at the Mattress Factory Museum in Pittsburgh, PA as part of the making home here exhibition. To register for the event, please complete the Eventbrite form.
This event was organized by the Mattress Factory Museum in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Community Engagement Center in Homewood and the University Art Gallery.