Washington Post · 25 December 2020
Congress and President Trump have yet to approve emergency aid for renters or extend an eviction moratorium beyond Dec. 31, when it is set to expire.
New York Times · 2 December 2020
After December 31, millions of Americans are at risk of losing their homes as the federal eviction moratorium expires.
The Guardian · 1 December 2020
Affordable housing in New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey and California is at risk of flooding from storms or high tides pushed by rising sea levels.
Minnesota Daily · 1 December 2020
Hennepin County has approved a $250,000 grant for 142 units of affordable housing at Malcolm Yards in Prospect Park, Minneapolis.
New York Times · 5 November 2020
“The reality in New Berlin is that the mixed-income development, surrounded by a pond, a farmers’ market and a library, is “really rather attractive,” said Mayor Dave Ament, who is white and staunchly opposed the project as an alderman a decade ago.”
· 5 October 2020
Click on “read article” to view the first part of the video of the forum; candidates James Pierce, Josh Ahlberg, Ukasha Dakane, Carolyn Jackson, and most of the time with Janet Kitui.
· 5 October 2020
Click on “read article” to view the second part of the video of the forum: end of Q&A with Janet Kitui, followed by Rhonda Bland.
University of Pennsylvania ·
Learn about the challenges facing cities today, and converse with some of the pre-eminent minds in urban research. Click on “read article” for registration information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.