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)
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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)
By Kate Giammarise, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette It took Janetta Harrison months of searching before she found a landlord in Pittsburgh's North Side who would accept her Housing Choice Voucher, commonly called a Section 8 voucher. … [Read more...] about Preventing discrimination or burdensome regulation? City, landlords going to court over Section 8 law (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
By Kriston Capps, CityLab Where to live is one of the most important decisions the leader of a household has to make. But for the most vulnerable families in the nation, there really isn’t any choice at all. … [Read more...] about See How Landlords Pack Section 8 Renters Into Poorer Neighborhoods (CityLab)
By Tracy Jan, Washington Post Your neighborhood determines the quality of your children’s schools and your access to jobs, transportation, even fresh food. But a new study found that in nearly all 50 of America’s biggest metropolitan areas, low-income families using federal housing vouchers remain overly concentrated in impoverished, racially segregated neighborhoods with … [Read more...] about Housing vouchers mostly move families into impoverished neighborhoods, even when better apartments exist elsewhere (Washington Post)