Housing Equity

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Alexandria Could Undertake Major Zoning Reform

The city is developing a plan to address housing affordability and equity and encourage more housing production.

November 22, 2022 - Alexandria Now

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Not Just Use: More Zoning Regulations to Unlock Housing Equity

Prohibiting single-family zoning alone won’t accomplish the needed transformation of the built environment in the United States.

August 31, 2022 - American Planning Association

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Report: Milwaukee Racial Homeownership Gap Increasing

The inequality in the city’s housing market is growing at a rate surpassing other peer cities.

August 1, 2022 - Wisconsin Policy Forum

Rental Construction

Report: Nation Short 3.8 Million Housing Units

Housing underproduction in the United States is growing more severe and more widespread.

July 20, 2022 - Up for Growth

Central Los Angeles

California Approves Revised Los Angeles Housing Element

State officials officially approved the city’s housing plan, which was initially rejected for not doing enough to enhance housing equity.

June 30, 2022 - Urbanize LA

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Minneapolis Housing Activists Hope To Revive 2014 Federal Complaint

A 2014 complaint about segregated housing lodged with the Department of Housing and Urban Development could revive integrationist housing policies to improve opportunities for all residents.

May 18, 2022 - Governing

Oregon

Building Safety, Climate Change, and Equity

A Portland coalition is drawing attention to the disproportionate impacts of unsafe and inefficient housing on low-income households and pushing for legislation that would mandate building improvements and tenant protections.

March 1, 2022 - High Country News

Portland Houses

Biden Administration Recognizes the Legacy of Housing Discrimination

In a memorandum, the President acknowledged the federal government's role in patterns of segregation and disinvestment that continue to affect communities of color across the country.

February 10, 2021 - Urban Institute

Victorian Townhomes

Philadelphia Aims to Create or Preserve 100,000 Units of Housing

The city of Philadelphia released a document detailing its intentions around housing and related policies. The plan, which has been described as "ambitious," places a focus on equity.

October 11, 2018 - PlanPhilly

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