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…

How Insidious is Lending Discrimination? – Fair Housing 5 for November 20, 2015

Our staff here at Lexington Fair Housing Council regularly speaks to prospective first-time home-buyers who may be vulnerable to discriminatory lending practices. Those forms of discrimination can manifest as, to just name a couple of examples, imposing different terms or conditions because of your race or by inquiring about any plans of yours to have … 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…

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…

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…