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Fair Housing News from NLIHC 2012

The much-anticipated new Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule is not yet out, and probably won't be available for comment for a few months, and HUD officials are keeping mum about […]

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Inclusionary Housing: A Critical Step Toward Equity

Inclusionary housing policies can harness the market in the name of equity. These policies, which require or incentivize the provision of affordable housing along with market rate residential development, are […]

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A Year of Progress….Let’s Not Screw it Up!

There was major action on the home opportunity front this past year, the result of persistent activism by advocates, joined by millions of everyday Americans. The gains set the stage […]

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How the Major Party Platforms Approach Housing

The major political party platforms take different approaches to federal housing assistance and related topics. The Republican and Democratic platforms adopted at the parties’ conventions in July are couched in […]

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The Next Step in Supportive Housing

With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, individual-focused healthy lifestyles—regardless of socioeconomic status—became an increased topic of discussion. Along with clear correlations between health and housing, there is greater […]

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AFFH: Third Time’s the Charm?

What’s the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing provision? How has it been enforced in the past? And what do fair housing advocates think of the proposed changes? Shelterforce’s new Under the Lens series—New AFFH Rules: What You Need to Know—explores that and more.