Gregory D. Squires
Appraisal Bias Is the Fair Housing Issue of the Day
Newly released data on home appraisal practices is a step forward in the fight against racially biased appraisals. There’s still a long way to go.
Pollution, Place, and the Unnecessary Tragedy of Premature Death: Lessons for COVID-19
In Louisville, low-income and Black populations living in neighborhoods dealing with decades of industrial pollution are now suffering the worst public health outcomes of COVID-19.
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.
Trump Administration Takes Giant Step Backward on Racial Equality
A HUD proposal virtually eliminates the long-standing disparate impact doctrine and would leave more families vulnerable to housing discrimination.
The Right to Stay Put
There is much work to be done around housing and equitable development, but the solution is not simply to move people around. A key challenge is creating real choice.
False Equivalency on Race, Once Again
The inability to distinguish policies explicitly designed to oppress and exploit people because of their race with efforts to ameliorate those barriers and liberate people of color is troubling.
The Real Social Engineering Ben Carson Needs to Address
HUD is the nation’s primary enforcer of the Fair Housing Act. This is one obligation Ben Carson will assume...
All the Fury Over CFPB Ignores Its Modest Mission
Ever since its creation, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has been the focus of heated controversy, with banks...
Gramm Wrong, Again, on CRA
In an effort to undercut future public investment in the nation’s infrastructure, Phil Gramm, former chair of the Senate Banking Committee and currently with...
The Costs of “Moving On”
In his recent New York Times op-ed, American Enterprise Institute president Arthur C. Brooks says declining mobility is a...
Washington, D.C., and the Future of Equitable Development
For three consecutive years, ONE DC and George Washington University have come together to examine and respond to the various trajectories of uneven development...
Equitable Development in Shaw
A recent New York Times article on the revitalization of Washington, DC’s Shaw neighborhood highlighted how real estate developers have rebranded the area to...
Place, Poverty, and Politics: A Growing Divide
Relocation or reinvestment? This longstanding debate has been reignited by recent events in Baltimore, Ferguson and many other cities, and the release of a...
Forget Red and Blue States: Go Green for Better Jobs, Health, and Environment
How do you win an election in any red Southern state? If you are running as a senator, the conventional wisdom is you condemn government as an enemy of working families.
My House Is Worth What?!
The appraisal industry has a long, sordid history of discrimination, and bias still creeps into almost every step of the property assessment process today....
Occupy Wall Street: A New Wave of Fair Housing Activism?
Is there a new community reinvestment movement afoot?
Fair Treatment of Homeseekers Improves, But Still Needs Work
A realtor should never be instrumental in introducing into a neighborhood a character of property or occupancy, members...
4 Ways Critics of the Disparate Impact Doctrine Have Got It Wrong
On Feb. 8, 2013, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development issued a rule clarifying the circumstances under which certain housing practices may...
Adding to What We Know
The Rise of Residential Segregation by Income, by Richard Fry and Paul Taylor. Pew Research Center, August 2012.
Racial and Gender Diversity at the Top Is Good, But it Can’t Stop Greed
Last month Wells Fargo, the nation's largest home mortgage lender and fourth largest bank, agreed to pay at least $175 million to redress blatant...
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