Monday, November 12, 2018

San Diego, Calif. — Law and Policy Analyst Kathleen Moran-McCabe, JD, recieved the Abstract of the Year Award from the American Public Health Association (APHA) Law Section during an evening reception at the 2018 Annual Meeting.

Moran-McCabe's abstract, "Domestic violence and housing instability: Gaps in the protection of victims in three domains of housing law," reviews the potential negative consequences for victims of domestic violence that may be caused by nuisance property ordinances, which are laws that identify certain conduct as a nuisance that landlords must abate or face a penalty. Moran-McCabe describes these ordinances and how their interactions with other laws might influence housing outcomes for domestic violence victims.

The presentation shares findings from three housing-related legal maps produced by the Center's Policy Surveillance Program in 2018: nuisance property ordinances in the 40 most populous U.S. cities; state fair housing laws (including D.C.); and state landlord-tenant laws (including D.C.).

Moran-McCabe is a Law and Policy Analyst with the Center for Public Health Law Research (CPHLR). She has worked on datasets regarding e-cigarettes, office-based surgery, and unemployment insurance laws. She also conducts research on a variety of housing issues for the Legal Levers for Health Equity through Housing project, as well as for the Five Essential Public Health Law Services project.

Prior to joining CPHLR, Ms. Moran-McCabe worked as the Director of Enforcement with the Fair Housing Rights Center in Southeastern Pennsylvania, where she advocated for victims of housing discrimination. Ms. Moran-McCabe filed several fair housing complaints with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and assisted in negotiating settlements that resulted in significant relief for the complainants. Ms. Moran-McCabe also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Mary C. Jacobson, A.J.S.C. in the Superior Court of New Jersey in Mercer County. Ms. Moran-McCabe graduated from the University of Delaware with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and earned her JD degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law.

Ms. Moran-McCabe is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.