Tag: fair housing

Put the “Choice” in “Housing Choice Vouchers”

In June, Alexander Polikoff, lead counsel in the decades-long Gautreaux Chicago Public Housing desegregation litigation, spoke to HUD staff on the FHEO Speaker Series. ...

Julian Castro Must Uphold Fair Housing

Last week, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly confirmed San Antonio Mayor Juliàn Castro to lead the Department of Housing and...

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....

There Should Be Even More Outrage Over Donald Sterling

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling doubled down on bigotry this week, disparaging NBA icon Magic Johnson for his...

Would Home Rule be a Home Run for NYC?

Tenants in New York City have been fighting to regain local control of our rent and...

New York State’s Affordable Housing Developers: What They Do, How They...

In the first part of our series, we ask affordable housing developers in NYC how they deal with community opposition and how they overcome it.

Justice in Delaware, Revisited

The following is an update to a 2012 Rooflines piece by Van Temple about the struggle of a mobile...

Will Newly Residential Downtowns Become Luxury Enclaves?

I was traveling a lot this fall, as usual. Back in September, I attended a pre-conference strategizing session on inclusionary...

Little Rock Residents Fight Displacement, Win Big

What happens when neighborhoods come together to fight displacement from a powerful and seemingly unstoppable political force?They win.Residents in the predominantly African-American neighborhoods of...

Report: The LIHTC Program Kept Neighborhoods Segregated

A report recently released by the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), a New York-based civil rights organization, suggests that...

Supreme Court Set To Rule on Disparate Impact, Fair Housing

The potential success of recent HUD rule changes regarding “affirmatively further fair housing” rest quite substantially on how municipalities...

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...

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...

NJ Court Blocks the State From Taking Municipal Affordable Housing Funds

I was a reporter covering Bergen County, New Jersey, in May 2012 when municipalities in the state were told by the Council on Affordable...

The Fair Housing Act at 45: A Time for Celebration and...

April is fair housing month and, this year, it’s also the 45th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing...

Former Foes Join to Defend NJ’s Housing Trust Funds

Injustice can create unlikely collaborators. In early 2012, New Jersey’s Governor Christie set out to cover state budget gaps with...

Now File Fair Housing Complaints on the Go

There's an app for fair housing now.That's right. HUD has released an app that allows you...

4 Ways Critics of the Disparate Impact Doctrine Have Got It...

On Feb. 8, 2013, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development issued a rule clarifying the circumstances under which certain housing practices may...

Effects Matter: Disparate Impact Standard for Fair Housing Ratified

Fair housing advocates celebrated a major milestone last month when HUD issued final regulations ratifying that “disparate impact analysis” can...

Where are people returning to the community from prison supposed to...

The United States is incarceration happy. Our incarceration rate is five times as high as comparable countries, and has been the highest in the...