In the new Poverty & Race: reflections on Raj Chetty’s recent research on cross-class friendships, from john powell, Mark Joseph, Linda Tropp, and members of Mobility Works and the Redress Movement – plus an examination of the possible segregation impacts of “No Child Left Behind” and the school accountability movement. Read the full issue here.
Where is the proposed AFFH rule? The proposed reinstated affirmatively furthering fair housing rule, eliminated by the Trump administration, and promised in President Biden’s January 2021 memorandum on housing discrimination, has apparently been under review by the White House for almost six months. When will it be released?
Notable victories and developments in source-of-income discrimination cases: In Minnesota, another emphatic victory on remand in the long-running litigation challenging the Minneapolis SOI ordinance (this time rebuffing a “takings” claim?!). Special thanks to Jack Cann at the St. Paul-based Housing Justice Center for crafting a great amicus brief on behalf of PRRAC and the Center. And in the Connecticut Supreme Court, another decision refuting landlord arguments about “administrative burden” (in a case brought by the CT Fair Housing Center). Meanwhile, in Philadelphia, the Housing Equality Center and the Public Interest Law Center are suing a large owner/management company under the Fair Housing Act for leasing to voucher holders in Black neighborhoods but not in White neighborhoods.
More on GoSection8: A new study published in Housing Policy Debate, Segmented Information, Segregated Outcomes, found that rental listings on the online platform GoSection8 (a website sometimes used by public housing authorities to help families with vouchers find units) were concentrated in more highly segregated, high-poverty neighborhoods than rental listings on Craigslist, Zillow, and Apartments.com. This study included 2 million listings from the 50 largest U.S. metropolitan areas, an sd echoes the findings of PRRAC’s smaller 2015 study, Constraining Choice.
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