Tag: housing discrimination
Press ‘Record’ To Catch Fair Housing Violators—If You Can
Fair housing testers often go undercover to expose discriminatory housing practices, but laws prohibiting recording conversations hamper investigations
Affordable Housing for LGBTQ Seniors
LGBTQ seniors are more likely than peers their age to experience discrimination, leaving them more likely to be poor and have chronic health problems. What does it take to create affordable, LGBTQ-friendly senior housing?
Why the Community Reinvestment Act Must Be Expanded Broadly Throughout the...
The financial industry has been one of the main perpetrators of racial discrimination. It should be obligated to serve all communities, particularly communities of color.
This Moment Calls for Finally Making Homeownership Access Fair
The worsening housing crisis shows that we must develop comprehensive tools and programs to keep families housed and their assets preserved.
The Age of Predatory Inclusion
A review of Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership, by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor.
A Fair Chance at Housing For Those With Records
If you have an arrest or conviction record, you’ll most likely have a difficult time finding a place to rent. A new law in Cook County aims to protect potential tenants from housing discrimination.
When a Renter with Disabilities Is Denied Housing
Renters with disabilities are often unable to meet the kinds of admission criteria that landlords establish for their properties.
Facing Down Segregation—Half-heartedly or With Steely Determination?
A new book explores the history, impact, and policy solutions to racial segregation.
Long Before Redlining: Racial Disparities in Homeownership Need Intentional Policies
The wealth gap is probably best illustrated in the way our country has, and has not, provided access to the single most important determinant of wealth for the majority of people in the United States—home and land ownership.
Shelter Shorts, The Week in Community Development—July 23
Serial Eviction Filings in Atlanta | Rent Control for Seniors | HUD Wants Examples of Housing Discrimination | Worker-Owned Cooperative Triples Workforce
Advocates: Let’s Get These Details Right From the Beginning
Advocates must insist that state guidelines not use exclusionary practices to deny people of color this housing opportunity, nor create housing that reinforces racial and ethnic segregation.
English Required for a Mortgage?
Language barriers pose an obstacle to fair access to credit, but this population is overlooked in fair credit discussions.
The Continued Importance of Fair Lending in the Age of Obama
Housing discrimination continues to plague the market, as does the myth that the housing crisis resulted from extending homeownership and home mortgage credit to historically underserved groups: minority families. Even with the Obama administration's Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan and, within that, the Making Home Affordable program, minority groups continue to suffer ongoing discrimination and fair housing violations.