The Housing Education and Research Association announced at their annual conference in Baton Rouge that Krista Skoglund (BA Arch, 2011) received the Tessie Agan Outstanding Undergraduate Student Paper Award. Her paper, titled, "Grandfamilies and Potential Housing Concerns," was originally completed as a course assignment for HSG 4467W, Housing and the Social Environment, taught by Prof. Becky Yust during the Fall 2010 semester.
HSG 4467W looks at housing choices in the context of the social environment. The class emphasizes special needs of elderly, disabled, minorities, large families, female-headed households, and low-income households. More information on the Housing Studies program can be found at housing.design.umn.edu.