By Eric Heisig, Cleveland.com If passed, Cleveland would follow in the footsteps of Columbus, Cincinnati and Toledo, all of which have some form of source of income laws on their books, according to the Washington, D.C.-based Poverty & Race Research Action Council. In Cuyahoga County, Cleveland Heights, Linndale, South Euclid, University Heights, and Warrensville Heights … [Read more...] about Cleveland Council Members, Following Akron’s Lead, Prepare Legislation to Expand Renter Protections (Cleveland.com)
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By Kristian Hernandez, Stateline More than a dozen states have enacted so-called source-of-income laws that bar landlords from rejecting prospective tenants because they plan to use housing aid to pay the rent. Five of the states have acted in the past three years, according to the Poverty and Race Research Action Council, a civil rights and policy organization based in … [Read more...] about Biden Wants to Offer More Housing Vouchers. Many Landlords Won’t Accept Them. (Stateline)
By Leila Atassi, Cleveland.com Central to the Seattle program is the assignment of a “housing navigator” - a kind of case manager - to each voucher recipient to help them research neighborhoods and work with landlords to overcome biases that might have kept them from accepting vouchers in the past. CMHA officials said, at the time, that they were studying the … [Read more...] about Opinion: Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Wins $5-Million Grant for Mobility Program Bound to Change Lives (Cleveland.com)
By Jerusalem Demsas, Vox States care a lot about the general economic outlook and growth of their metro regions, whereas local officials are sometimes captured by the interests of local homeowners to the detriment of the broader region. Creating incentives and showing states how they are allowing localities to inhibit growth could spark a lot of change through state … [Read more...] about What Biden’s Plan to Tackle Housing Prices is Missing (Vox)
By Martin Levine, Nonprofit Quarterly [...] The coalition, called Desegregate Connecticut, has brought together over 60 groups over the past year and is seeking to rewrite state zoning frameworks. They appear to be close to a remarkable breakthrough that will greatly advance their vision of zoning codes that foster integration, rather than segregation. The history of … [Read more...] about Coalition Seeks New Zoning Rules to Support Housing Affordability—and Integration (Nonprofit Quarterly)