Updated April 2021 Set out below is a compilation of state, local, and federal statutes prohibiting discrimination in the housing market based on source of income, along with an annotated bibliography of studies and published articles relating to discrimination against families with federal Housing Choice Vouchers. Read Appendix B here... … [Read more...] about State and Local Source-of-Income Nondiscrimination Laws: Protections that Expand Housing Choice and Access (PRRAC, Updated April 2021)
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A PRRAC Policy Brief (April 2021). Excerpt: "The movement to shift more of our housing resources out of the private for-profit market and into the social housing sector has gained momentum in recent years, with growing housing insecurity, unsustainable rent burdens, expanding homelessness, and gentrification pressures in many American cities. The benefits of expanding the … [Read more...] about What Can HUD Do to Expand Public and Community Ownership of Rental Housing? (PRRAC, April 2021)
By Henry Louis Taylor, Jr. (click here for the PDF) I. Introduction The life chances of many African Americans are tied to their experiences in underdeveloped central city neighborhoods. The implication of living in these Black spaces was suggested in a provocative question posed by the historian Carol Anderson in her book, Eyes on the Prize, which I paraphrase, “How could … [Read more...] about “Land Values and the Enduring Significance of Racial Residential Segregation” by Henry Louis Taylor, Jr. (Jan-Apr 2021 P&R Issue)
(Click here for the PDF) In late 2020, the City of Boston announced new legislation amending the city’s zoning code to include affirmatively furthering fair housing requirements. The legislation, effective in March 2021, evolved out of extensive local advocacy efforts and community concern around housing issues, spurred in part by the recent Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) … [Read more...] about “The Making of Boston’s AFFH Ordinance – A Brief Oral History” (Jan-Apr 2021 P&R Issue)
By Max Besbris and Jacob W. Faber (click here for the pdf) The Trump-Pence administration aggressively stunted efforts to integrate communities and redress historical inequalities in housing. The incoming Biden-Harris administration has committed to ending discriminatory practices in the housing market and, on paper, many of the goals it has outlined could make housing more … [Read more...] about “Furthering Fair Housing in the Residential Real Estate Industry” by Max Besbris and Jacob W. Faber (Nov/Dec 2020 P&R Issue)