Redlining

Nighttime view of downtown Richmond, Virginia

Mapping Richmond’s Displaced Communities

A new project catalogs the city’s history of displacement and its impact on communities of color.

June 6, 2022 - VCU News

New York City, New York

Black Housing Project Spotlights Black Homeownership

A new initiative highlights the stories of Black homeowners in New York City and the challenges that Black homebuyers continue to face across the country.

June 3, 2022 - Black Housing Project

Single-Family Housing Development

Report: How Housing Inequity Shrinks Economic Opportunities

Increasingly unaffordable housing in most U.S. metropolitan areas is pushing low-income workers farther away, decreasing their access to economic opportunities.

May 18, 2022 - National Equity Atlas

Aerial view of Main Street, Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania

Report: Black Homebuyers in Pennsylvania Still Face Discrimination

People of color are more likely to be denied loans, perpetuating historic redlining practices and blocking families from accumulating intergenerational wealth through homeownership.

May 12, 2022 - WESA

Property tax bill notice with pen

How Tax Assessments Are Racist

Between biased property appraisals that undervalue Black-owned properties and biased tax assessments that levy an unfair burden, homeowners of color are flanked by a double-whammy of racism.

May 8, 2022 - Shelterforce Magazine

Chicago, Illinois

Mechanisms for Improving Equity in the Housing Market

A new initiative seeks to support innovations that reduce inequalities in home valuations between Black and white neighborhoods.

April 29, 2022 - Brookings

Oil Pump in Los Angeles

Where Redlining and Oil and Gas Drilling Intersect

Research shows neighborhoods historically redlined by the federal government have twice as many oil and gas extraction projects as “desirable” neighborhoods.

April 21, 2022 - Grist

Arizona Sprawl

How South Phoenix's Legacy of Housing Discrimination Impacts Residents Today

Redlined for decades, south Phoenix is experiencing a resurgence that could push local residents even farther out as housing costs spike.

April 20, 2022 - azcentral.com

The San Francisco Bay Area is visible from San Carlos, across the bay to the East Bay. Mount Diablo looms in the background.

Formerly Redlined Neighborhoods Continue to Suffer Disparate Air Pollution

How did ZIP codes become such powerful determinants of public health? New new evidence of the disparate air pollution of redlined neighborhoods partly answers that question.

March 9, 2022 - Environmental Science and Technology Letters

Chicago Chinatown

In Defense of Asian American Neighborhoods

How do you address a history of anti-Asian housing discrimination? Not by destroying Asian American communities.

November 11, 2021 - Shelterforce Magazine

New Updates on The Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

International Real Estate Strategies and Deal Negotiation

Harvard Graduate School of Design Executive Education

Affordable Housing: Principles for Changing Domestic and Global Markets

Harvard Graduate School of Design Executive Education

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