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Housing Discrimination

Blog post
July 29, 2020, 12pm PDT

President Trump took to Twitter today to celebrate his administration's decision to rescind the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, approved by the Obama administration to strengthen the Fair Housing Act of 1968.

James Brasuell
July 22, 2020, 6am PDT
President Trump is trying to marshal votes by raising fears about the effects of the Affirmatively Fair Housing Act on the suburbs, where the president is losing support among voters.
Associated Press via U.S. World News and Report
July 7, 2020, 6am PDT
A new study documents staggering racial bais in the Boston rental market and compares the racial disparities among prospective tenants seeking housing in 2018 and 2019.
The Boston Globe
June 14, 2020, 7am PDT
An opinion piece calls out suburban communities for perpetuating structural inequality and housing discrimination. Recently converted social justice advocates should focus their zeal on zoning reform, according to the argument that follows.
Louisville Courier Journal
June 11, 2020, 8am PDT
According to a new report detailing discriminatory lending in Chicago, people in majority-white neighborhoods continue to receive more loans, and in greater amounts, than people in majority-Black and majority-Latino areas.
WBEZ 91.5
June 11, 2020, 7am PDT
The debate about police reform in Minneapolis is only one arena for the city's reckoning with systemic racism.
Next City
Blog post
March 30, 2020, 7am PDT
The Fair Housing Act (FHA) imposes liability upon landlords and governments whose policies have a discriminatory effect against racial minorities. However, the courts have interpreted this doctrine narrowly.
Michael Lewyn
March 12, 2020, 11am PDT
Urban growth in Anchorage was tied to restrictive covenants forbidding the sale of property to minorities.
KTOO
January 13, 2020, 5am PST
The Trump administration last week published its latest attempt to undermine a fair housing rule adopted during the Obama administration.
Curbed
December 30, 2019, 1pm PST
Like many American cities, the site of white supremacist unrest in 2017 has a long history of residential discrimination by race. This mapping project seeks to uncover the roots of today's disparities.
Next City
November 20, 2019, 6am PST
A three-year investigation of the real estate industry on Long Island reveals rampant discriminatory practices and an industry complicit in the segregation of the communities that comprise the region.
Newsday
October 15, 2019, 2pm PDT
Black Americans have moved on from formerly redlined neighborhoods, and other minorities and whites have moved in. The wave of presidential campaigns that have based housing policy proposals on redlining maps might be misguided as a result.
Brookings
August 22, 2019, 9am PDT
A new rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development raises the burden of proof in cases of disparate impact, and provides additional defenses for defendants.
CityLab
July 10, 2019, 2pm PDT
The two leading figures of the Democratic Party in Washington, D.C. released the "Fair Chance at Housing Act."
The Hill
July 9, 2019, 1pm PDT
Los Angeles officials hope a new law will cut off one of the city's pipelines to homelessness.
Los Angeles Times
June 30, 2019, 11am PDT
"The gap between white and black home ownership is the widest since the New Deal."
Marketwatch
May 23, 2019, 9am PDT
Baltimore's City Council has banned source-of-income housing discrimination, but the bill leaves landlords a way out.
Next City
April 18, 2019, 1pm PDT
Officials hope that improving access to housing for people who use voucher programs will help prevent homelessness in the city.
LAist
March 28, 2019, 11am PDT
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development escalated its actions against Facebook, even after the social media giant had settled a lawsuit with civil rights organizations and taken steps to reform its advertising system.
The New York Times
March 26, 2019, 9am PDT
A creative exhibit highlights how redlining and racist exclusion persist today.
Curbed Seattle