By Nicole Gaudiano, Politico A last remaining vestige of the incendiary anti-busing fights of the 1970s lingers in federal law, but bipartisan members of Congress are quietly discussing getting rid of it for good. … [Read more...] about Anti-busing law dating from the 1970s eyed for elimination (Politico)
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By Jake Maher, DC Line Input from residents is set to play a key role in a report on the state of fair housing in the District being compiled in order to comply with federal mandates that local governments combat historical patterns of segregation and crack down on illegal discrimination. The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) held meetings across … [Read more...] about DC draws on resident input for multiyear plan to overcome barriers to fair housing (DC Line)
By Jared Brey, Next City A new law in Baltimore prevents landlords from denying housing to low-income tenants who use federal Housing Choice Vouchers to pay their rent, but some fair-housing advocates are worried that an amendment attached to the bill could set a dangerous precedent. … [Read more...] about Baltimore Bans Source-of-Income Discrimination, But There’s a Big Catch (Next City)
By Dan McGowan, Providence WPRI Channel 12 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Providence landlords would be banned from refusing to rent apartments to people with housing vouchers – like Section 8 – under an ordinance that will be introduced to the City Council Thursday night. … [Read more...] about Providence mulls ban on landlords refusing Section 8 vouchers (Providence WPRI Channel 12)
By Rachel Cohen, The Nation On a Saturday morning in mid-January, 150 residents crowded inside the Hartford Public Library to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Sheff v. O’Neill, a court case that transformed public education in Connecticut. Seven years after that filing, the state’s Supreme Court ruled that racially segregated schools denied Hartford children their … [Read more...] about A Lawsuit Threatens a Groundbreaking School-Desegregation Case (The Nation)