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…

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…

A Year in Housing in Louisville – Fair Housing 5 for December 11, 2015

The Metropolitan Housing Coalition in Louisville released their annual State of Metropolitan Housing Report this week. The report discusses several issues facing Louisville’s housing market, including the continuing decline of the median income of Louisville residents, the increase in Black residents living in poverty, and the concentration of low income housing in some of Louisville’s … Read more…

All Eyes on SCOTUS (Again) – Fair Housing 5 for November 6, 2015

Earlier this year, fair housing advocates and activists breathed a collective sigh of relief when the U.S. Supreme Court preserved the disparate impact component of the Fair Housing Act, which is a key tool for discrimination investigations and charges. While the decision marked a key victory for housing justice, another case that could have a … Read more…

The Moral Demand for Affordable Housing – Fair Housing 5 for October 23, 2015

On the docket this week are a couple of stories that look at the ongoing disagreement between cities and developers, with the former requesting the creation of more affordable housing while the latter hesitates due to fears that creating affordable housing will diminish their profits. Really, the question can be distilled down to a simple … Read more…

All Things Lexington Housing – Fair Housing 5 4 for October 16, 2015

We didn’t have to look far to find fair housing stories for this week’s post as so much is happening lately right in our backyard. With big announcements last week and big events happening this coming week, you could say that housing issues are finally getting some spotlight in Lexington. Thanks to all of our … Read more…

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…

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…