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)
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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)
By Tracy Jan and Kathy Orton, Washington Post A Crystal City condo that had sat on the market suddenly shot up in price by $20,000. Realtors are fielding cold calls from out-of-state investors eager to snap up properties. “But only if Amazon comes to the area,” one Midwestern woman said. Anticipation that the online retail giant will open its new headquarters in this Northern … [Read more...] about Northern Virginia property owners are delighted Amazon HQ2 is moving in. Renters, first-time buyers, and low-income residents aren’t. What might happen if Amazon moves to your city? Will Amazon’s HQ2 be a good neighbor or a nightmare? (The Washington Post)