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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…