BY: ROBBIE SEQUEIRA, Missouri Independent - JULY 21, 2023 Seventeen states and the District of Columbia have passed source of income anti-discrimination laws that aim to protect families who use federal housing assistance programs. Marcella Roberson is ready to move. She and her 17-year-old son have been looking for a new apartment for four years because, she says, they’ve … [Read more...] about Some states protect Section 8 renters, but enforcement is elusive
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By Jack Karp for Law360 | July 21, 2023 Landlords around the country routinely refuse to rent to tenants who rely on housing vouchers and other forms of financial assistance, so a growing number of low-income tenants and their advocates are using recently passed source-of-income laws to fight the practice. Megan Morse had hoped to use her rental assistance voucher to … [Read more...] about Section 8 Tenants Are Using New Laws To Fight Housing Bias
By Kalyn Belsha for Chalkbeat In a surprising move, federal education officials announced last week that they had created a new $10 million grant program to fund school integration efforts. The funding is a small fraction of the $100 million that President Biden has tried to get Congress to put toward this program since he was elected. But it represents a noteworthy, if … [Read more...] about Feds launch $10 million school desegregation program after stops and starts
News and Tribune, Carson Gerber CNHI State Reporter May 11, 2023 Sharon Norwood received a federal voucher to help pay for rent after she was evicted in 2020 from her home of 11 years. She wanted to use the financial assistance to live in Evergreen Park, a Chicago suburb with good schools and safe streets for the six children she was raising. Sharon Norwood … [Read more...] about Black families to benefit, eventually, from income discrimination ban in Illinois
Health Affairs Health Policy Brief April 27, 2023 Justin Steil and Michael Lens KEY POINTS: One of the key pathways through which housing affects health is residential segregation by income and race. Several housing policies attempt to address residential segregation. These policies tend to intervene either at the person level or at the place level, or to combine … [Read more...] about Public Policies To Address Residential Segregation And Improve Health