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Affirmatively Dismantling Fair Housing

HUD has proposed a new rule that would make it more difficult to combat racial segregation in housing. The rule doesn't even mention segregation.

Fair Housing and Zoning: Toward a New Boston?

How Boston became the first city to add fair housing to its zoning regulations.

Fair Housing Is Still the Law, Even if Trump Refuses to...

Repudiating the requirement to affirmatively further fair housing is another example of this administration’s race baiting and disregard for both the spirit and the letter of the law.

Not Your Granddad’s Suburb: Trump’s Racist Appeals Fall Flat In Diversified...

Trump attempted to win over the suburbs by using racist buzzwords, demonstrating his ignorance of what modern suburbia looks like.

This Moment Calls for Finally Making Homeownership Access Fair

The worsening housing crisis shows that we must develop comprehensive tools and programs to keep families housed and their assets preserved.

Interview with John Henneberger, Texas Low Income Housing Information Service–Part 1

Shelterforce talks with John Henneberger of the Texas Low Income Housing Information Service, one of the 2014 MacArthur Fellows.

In Trump’s Lame Duck Period, Nonprofits Still Face “Chaotic” Effect of...

Nonprofits struggle to understand how to respond to the ban on “divisive concepts” in their training and protect their federal funding.

Interview: Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity John Trasviña

The Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity is dealing with an evolving set of discrimination challenges facing families, changes in the very definition of "family," and the political realities of the 112th Congress. Trasviña is no stranger to this balancing act.

An Unfinished Agenda

Why it's time for fair housing and community development to reunite to fight the vestiges of segregation.

What Could a Joe Biden Presidency Accomplish on Affordable Housing?

Democratic presidential candidates made the housing crisis part of their platforms. What might a President Biden do to ease the shortage?

Tackling Exclusionary Housing Policy in California

Diving into the issue of exclusionary practices that have exacerbated the housing crisis and offering some policy solutions.

No Going Back to Segregation After Landmark Texas Fair Housing Case

As a Texas houser and fair housing advocate, I have been an anxious and interested outside observer of the...

New Bills Would Enforce Ignorance on State of Housing Opportunity

The 115th Congress has just gotten underway and already several of its members have launched an attack on some fundamental American values: the belief...

The Devils in the Details: Key Issues in Implementing the New...

For most of the Fair Housing Act’s history, its requirement to “Affirmatively Further Fair Housing” has been largely dormant....

Interview with HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan

Plucked from New York City's Department of Housing Preservation & Development, Shaun Donovan is leading the effort to make the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development into a relevant, powerful agency.

Interview with HUD Secretary Julian Castro

Shelterforce got a chance to speak with Secretary Julian Castro about some of the current ways in which he’s working to make HUD a force for good in people’s lives, and what steps there are left to be taken.

HUD’s New AFFH Rule: Will It Work?

Recently, HUD announced that it is changing how municipalities will be required to demonstrate that they are complying with...

HUD Was Wrong To Suspend This Important Tool For Racial Equity

On May 8, 2018, three fair housing groups took action to preserve an important tool for community empowerment and equity.

Will Amazon’s HQ2 Threaten Fair Housing?

If Amazon is going to be a good neighbor, it must do the following, at the very least, to mitigate against impediments to fair housing.

Is Local Control Good or Bad?

And how do we get more of the good and less of the bad?