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…

Advocates say Lexington’s 2013 ordinance regulating day shelters is discriminatory

By Beth Musgrave May 7, 2014 Kentucky.com Art Crosby, executive director of the Lexington Fair Housing Council, a nonprofit that fights housing discrimination, said the ordinance creates different rules for different types of people. “There is something wrong with zoning that allows a community center for the rich to move into an area without any … Read more…