Creating Generational Wealth Through Fair Housing – Fair Housing 5 for September 18, 2015

Here at LFHC, we’re often dealing with the immediate impacts of housing discrimination: threat of homelessness, intimidation and harassment, recovery of lost capital, etc. While we help people overcome these first-hand effects of housing discrimination, one of the long game of goals of our fair housing world is to create equal access to educational opportunities … Read more…

Whose Gentrification Is It? – Fair Housing 5 for September 11, 2015

Gentrification continues to be an oppressive if not polarizing issue in the fair housing world. While there’s nothing inherently wrong in simply investing in a neighborhood, there is a huge problem when people are displaced as a result. The reasons for that displacement range from – but are not limited to – the lack of … Read more…

A Late-Summer Salad of Fair Housing Goodness – Fair Housing 5 for September 4, 2015

Ahead of the Labor Day weekend, we’ve compiled a sample of the fair housing news that’s been happening this week, from takeaways from HUD’s fair housing conference in D.C. to what’s happening in a couple of cities around the country with all things fair housing. Also, be sure to check out our Facebook and Twitter … Read more…

Housing in New Orleans, 10 Years Post-Katrina – Fair Housing 5 for August 28, 2015

This weekend marks 10 years since Hurricane Katrina landed ashore in New Orleans, overwhelming the levees and causing unfathomable destruction due to the floods that followed. 1,800 people died and over a million people were displaced, many of whom would never return to the city. The population of New Orleans dove to 385,000 – a … Read more…

When Where You Live Slowly Kills You – Fair Housing 5 for August 21, 2015

This week’s roundup of fair housing news and goings-on is less contiguous and more an archipelago of stories that are going to (hopefully) get you to rethink some of the things you think you know about the world. Some of these things may not even seem directly related with fair housing, but trust us, it’s … Read more…

Where Ferguson and Fair Housing Meet – Fair Housing Roundup for August 14, 2015

Sunday, August 9th, marked one year since Mike Brown, an unarmed Black teenager, was killed by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, prompting nationwide protest of police brutality against Black men, women, and children. As the week proceeding that one-year mark has seen renewed protest against institutional as well as overt racism, the moment reminds us … Read more…

The Push and Pull for Integrated Communities – Fair Housing Friday Roundup for August 7, 2015

With the Supreme Court’s June decision to allow for discrimination lawsuits on the basis of disparate impact and the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s new Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule in July, the means to increase community integration are readily available. However, the issue of integrating poorer residents into communities of middle- and upper-class … Read more…

Julián Castro’s Reflections on His First Year at HUD, Plus More Fair Housing News

Last week, Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro passed his one-year anniversary at the helm of the organization. Coincidentally – well, maybe not so coincidentally – he’s also been busy lately promoting the White House’s Affirmatively Forwarding Fair Housing rule and even penned an opinion article for Louisville, KY’s Courier-Journal. See the … Read more…

Disparate Impact: The Main Course of This Week’s Fair Housing Headlines

This week’s recipe of fair housing headlines includes generous portions of disparate impact with a dash of fair housing history, topped off with a bitter seasoning of how heavily poverty affects people’s access to housing. Feast your eyes, famished readers. To help mark its 50th year of service, Fair Housing Contact Service in Akron, Ohio, … Read more…

Fair Housing Roundup for Friday, July 17, 2015

Hi there, and welcome to our inaugural roundup of fair housing headlines. To do out part to provide people with updates on what’s happening in the world of fair housing, we’re going to be collecting a roundup of relevant news to each week here on our website. Check out what’s been going on below, and … Read more…