By Gregory Squires, American Banker [...] HUD should unsuspend the 2015 rule, which, as the Poverty & Race Research Action Council concluded, “provided clarity and real teeth to the mandate and established a new robust framework for fair housing planning (the Assessment of Fair Housing) that yielded promising results from its early rollout.” [...] … [Read more...] about HUD Should Scrap its New Fair Housing Plan (American Banker)
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By Lucas Manfield, Dallas Observer [...] In many places, renters are protected by “source-of-income discrimination” laws. These prevent landlords from rejecting a rental application because the applicant is using a voucher. Around half of voucher holders are protected, according to an analysis by the Poverty & Race Research Action Council, but not in Texas. After … [Read more...] about Moving On Up: A Project to Place Public Housing Tenants in Better Neighborhoods Gets a Boost (Dallas Observer)
By Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, Pro Publica / Connecticut Mirror [...] "Officially called Housing Choice Vouchers, Section 8 rent subsidies were supposed to help low-income people find decent housing outside poor communities. But, for the better part of a year, Carter had found the opposite. This was easily the 50th place she had toured since her landlord sold her last … [Read more...] about How Wealthy Towns Keep People With Housing Vouchers Out (Pro Publica / Connecticut Mirror)
By Lauren Lindstrom, The Charlotte Observer [...] Fifteen states and nearly 100 cities and counties have source of income discrimination laws, according to the Poverty & Race Research Action Council, which tracks such legislation. “With the housing affordability crisis and the difficulty that families have breaking into the housing market, many cities are … [Read more...] about Housing Groups Want to Ban This ‘Unnecessary Hurdle’ for Renters with Vouchers (Charlotte Observer)
By Stephanie Wykstra, Vox [...] However, there are still many areas that haven’t passed such laws. The Poverty and Race Research Action Council estimates that as of November 2019, only about half of voucher holders are covered by source-of-income laws. Meanwhile, both Texas and Indiana have passed legislation to prevent jurisdictions in their states from creating their … [Read more...] about Vouchers Can Help the Poor Find Homes. But Landlords Often Won’t Accept Them. (Vox)