Mapping a Segregated City: A Lexington Fair Housing Council Report

Today, the Lexington Fair Housing Council is proud to release a new report, Mapping a Segregated City: The Growth of Racially/Ethnically Concentrated Poverty & Affluence in Lexington, 1970-2014. We feel that the report identifies several long-term trends in the city of Lexington regarding not only where affluence and poverty have become concentrated, but how those … Read more…

HUD Issues Updates for Persons with LEP; Hostile Environment & Quid Pro Quo Harassment

The Department of Housing and Urban Development released two statements this week about added protections against housing discrimination: a new guidance on fair housing for people with limited English proficiency (LEP) and a rule addressing fair housing issues for victims of harassment and survivors of domestic violence. Speaking about the guidance for people with LEP, … Read more…

Lexington’s Homeless School Children

The Lexington Fair Housing Council has completed a report on the increasing trend of homeless school children in the Fayette County Public School district, which finds that the incidence of homelessness among school children has never doubled from 2013 to 2016. The report includes an analysis of correlations observed among school children who have experienced … Read more…

Who Should Decide When a Fairness Ordinance Isn’t Necessary? – Fair Housing Five for June 3, 2016

Summer’s finally here, and with it is a return to our regularly scheduled Fair Housing Five updates. This month goes border to border as we’ve got fair housing news from Eastern Kentucky to the far western edges of the state (okay, admittedly, it’s a small skip outside of the Kentucky border) and several spots in-between. … Read more…

Kentucky Pushes to Expand Fair Housing Rights to Residents – Fair Housing 5 for March 4, 2016

Although March is named after the Roman god of war and steward of agriculture, we’d like to think of the month as anything but war-like. Unfortunately, historians disagree about which Roman god was the god of fair housing (although Minerva or Janus would be two awesome candidates to be our fair housing patron), so we … Read more…

Fair Housing Implications of the Flint Water Crisis – Fair Housing 5 for February 5, 2016

With the start of the new year, a slight tweak was made to the frequency of the Fair Housing 5 posts. Instead of producing a new post every Friday, the FH5 will now be published only ever first Friday of the month. But who knows, this schedule may change again as the flow of the … Read more…

Is This the Future of Affordable Housing? – Fair Housing 5 for January 8, 2016

It’s a new year, but unfortunately most of the same housing problems will follow us from 2015. In our first post of 2016, we highlight some innovative ways some are trying to address the shortage of affordable housing in Lexington, as well as what has been happening fair-housing wise across the country in the past … Read more…