Dan Bertolet · Sightline Institute · 3 September 2020
Momentum has been building for federal action on zoning laws that shut out poor people by banning modest, multi-dwelling homes.
Brad Plumer and Nadja Popovich · New York Times · 24 August 2020
In the 20th century, local and federal officials, usually white, enacted policies that reinforced racial segregation in cities and diverted investment away from minority neighborhoods in ways that created large disparities in the urban heat environment. The consequences are being felt today.
Katherine Barrett & Richard Greene · Route Fifty · 20 August 2020
States and local governments already haven’t been investing enough to help build housing that poor families, and sometimes even middle-class people, can afford. And now funding could be yet another victim of the coronavirus.
William M. Rodgers III · The Conversation · 17 August 2020
The availability of data clearly showing just how wide the racial inequality gap is would put pressure on Congress to find ways to help Black Americans accumulate wealth and the means to secure affordable housing.
Allison Campbell-Jensen · continuum.umn.edu · 29 July 2020
After exposing structural racism in Hennepin County, the Mapping Prejudice project at the University of Minnesota Libraries has received new funding to develop its digital tools so they can be used by communities across the country.
Jenny Anderson · Quartz · 11 February 2020
A new study suggests there’s widespread interest among American parents in sending their kids to schools that are substantially integrated. It’s a preference shared across racial lines and income brackets, by mothers and fathers, Democrats and Republicans, and among parents of every level of educational attainment.
So why do families, when given the choice, routinely pick schools that further segregate the system?
Niv Ellis and J. Edward Moreno · The Hill · 24 July 2020
The federal moratorium on evictions signed into law in March as part of the CARES Act is set to expire.