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The Racists Next Door: Black Homebuyers Face Discrimination After Purchasing, Too

The danger of unwelcoming neighbors should not be underestimated.

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Housing

Going Home: LGBTQ Renters Find Housing on Facebook

Niche groups on Facebook help the LGBTQ community find affordable housing with folks who share their values.

Screenshot from game of a young Black woman holding a glowing key
Arts & Culture

Dot’s Home, a Computer Game, Addresses History of Housing Discrimination

A new video game aims to educate players on the various housing barriers facing Black Americans through history. How well does it do that?

Equity

The Dark Side of Community Preference Policies

Community preference policies give existing residents first dibs on subsidized housing built in their neighborhoods. But what happens when these policies are applied to communities that are exclusive, well-off, and majority white?

In Dublin, Ireland, a sign that reads "Housing is a Human Right."
Homelessness

U.N. to U.S. Government: Do Better on Housing

In blistering letter, U.N. special rapporteur slams the U.S. government and international companies for violating human rights through the excessive financialization of the housing market.

Residents of four historically African-American neighborhoods hold up a sign that reads "This Land is Our Land! #TentCityATL"
Community Development Field

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.

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Shelter Shorts

Shelter Shorts, The Week in Community Development—July 13

A “Good” Payday Lender | Urban Sprawl Is Bad for Your Health | More Nutritious Food for Low-Income Families | This Bank is *Opening* Branches

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Shelter Shorts

Shelter Shorts: The Week in Community Development, Jan. 19

A Health Care Conundrum | L.A. Takes Steps to House its Homeless | Post-Disaster Lessons for Nonprofits | An Eviction Crisis is Here | Discrimination in Auto Lending

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Community Development Field

Chipping Away at Implicit Bias

Structural discrimination has led to an unconscious association between blackness and poverty and neighborhood disinvestment. Here’s what we can do to change the status quo.

Fair Housing

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.