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Interview with Richard Baron, CEO of McCormack Baron Salazar

It still surprises many people that Richard Baron, the CEO of one of the largest for-profit affordable housing developers, got his start in the field supporting public housing tenants in a rent strike.

Community Development Field

Interview with John Henneberger, Texas Low Income Housing Information Service-Part 2

John Henneberger talks about expansive definitions of fair housing, exciting organizing work in Texas that the rest of the country should keep an eye on, the role of a state-level advocacy organization, and more.

Housing

Leveling the Information Playing Field Between Advocates and Developers

Inclusionary housing has been around for decades. It encompasses a range of policies that call on developers to contribute toward creating affordable homes, either within their new developments, offsite, or […]

Homelessness

The Perfect Solution to Homelessness

The past month has seen national media stories on rising homelessness in New York City, San Francisco, Madison, Los Angeles and other cities. Each story describes the problem, the local […]

Fair Housing

Suing the Suburbs

Fights against the displacement caused by rapid gentrification tend to focus on the gentrifying neighborhoods themselves. But some housing advocates in the Bay Area are wondering if the idea of […]

Fair Housing

Segregation Conversation Goes National

The conversation about balancing placed-based revitalization and expanding access to high-opportunity areas has been edging onto the national radar recently, in the wake of the Supreme Court decision on disparate […]

Homelessness

Cross-Community Collaboration on NYC’s Municipal ID Program

Lack of identification hurts many different groups in different ways—from the homeless to immigrants, and they all need to be considered in the fight for an alternative.

Housing

English Required for a Mortgage?

Language barriers pose an obstacle to fair access to credit, but this population is overlooked in fair credit discussions.

Fair Housing

Same-sex Couples Can Love, But Where Can They Live?

[Note: A version of this aricle originally appeared in Ebony.com in July 2015]   Same-sex couples’ right to marry is now protected, but do they have the right to housing? […]

Fair Housing

Fair Housing’s Giant Two Steps Forward

It’s a rare moment when two branches of our federal government take major steps to expand opportunity for all Americans.  But, with relatively little fanfare, that’s what’s happened over the […]

Fair Housing

A Clear SCOTUS Statement on Disparate Impact and AFFH

The importance of the disparate impact principle is clear. In today’s world, few with biases wear those biases on their sleeves

One-pager starts with Do inclusionary zoning requirements halt development? No! After a paragraph citing the research, there is an image of people back-lit on construction scaffolding, surrounded by quotes from public officials about how inclusionary measures have been good for their housing market. Image links to pdf version.
Housing

Q: Do inclusionary zoning requirements halt development?

A: No! Research shows that hasn’t been the case. And here’s what local officials in places that have implemented it had to say . . .