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In The News
In Hartford, federal lawmakers pledge to hold HUD accountable for concentrating poverty in city neighborhoods, slum housing projects
By Rebecca Lurye, CT Mirror, January 17, 2020.
How Wealthy Towns Keep People With Housing Vouchers Out By Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, ProPublica, January 9, 2020. Section 8 vouchers should give low-income people the opportunity to live outside poor communities. But discriminatory landlords, exclusionary zoning and the federal government’s hands-off approach leave recipients with few places to call home. Available...
Systemic Inequality: Displacement, Exclusion, and Segregation
How America's Housing System Undermines Wealth Building in Communities of Color
Danyelle Solomon, Connor Maxwell, and Abril Castro, Center for American Progress, August 7, 2019. Available Here.
America’s dual housing crisis and what Democrats plan to do about it, explained
A crisis of low incomes and a parallel crisis of tight supply.
Matthew Yglesias, Vox, July 30, 2019. Available Here.