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Iowa bill would give property tax break to boost home improvements in formerly redlined neighborhoods

By  Kim Norvell

March 17, 2021

 

A bill moving through the Iowa Legislature would waive some property taxes for homeowners who make improvements in neighborhoods that deteriorated after redlining . . .

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HUD Secretary says feds may sue Iowa over Section 8 housing bill

By  Trevor Oates

March 19, 2021

 

The U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development says the Biden administration may sue Iowa if Governor Kim Reynolds signs a controversial housing bill . . .

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Gov. Kim Reynolds signs law to let Iowa landlords refuse Section 8 vouchers

By  Ian Richardson

April 30, 2021

 

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed a law ensuring landlords can turn away renters who receive assistance through the federal housing choice voucher program . . .

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Neighborhoods We Will Not Share

By  Richard Rothstein

January 20, 2020

 

In the mid-20th century, federal, state and local governments pursued explicit racial policies to create, enforce and sustain residential segregation. . .

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HUD Secretary Asks America to Accept Housing Segregation

By John Henneberger 

January 23, 2020

HUD Secretary Ben Carson took action earlier this month to give up on our nation’s 50-year legal commitment to housing integration.

In a proposed new rule, Secretary Carson supports the gutting . . .

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Rezoning History: Influential Minneapolis Policy Shift Links Affordability, Equity

By Kathleen McCormick

January 16, 2020

With the arrival of 2020, Minneapolis becomes the first major U.S. city to implement a ban on single-family zoning in every neighborhood. For decades, single-family zoning . . .

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Discrimination against black homebuyers persists. Here’s how one Northwestern grad and housing expert wants to fix it.

By DARCEL ROCKETT  |   CHICAGO TRIBUNE

JAN 28, 2020

Among Chicago’s many notable histories, one narrative in particular stems from real estate. Issues like redlining . . .

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Housing Discrimination Made Summers Even Hotter

by LINDA POON

 JANUARY 22, 2020

American cities face increasingly unbearable summers—but the heat isn’t distributed equally. Low-income and minority neighborhoods can get significantly warmer . . .

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Realtors' group to roll out changes to fight housing discrimination

by Maura McDermott

January 17, 2020

The National Association of Realtors is making sweeping changes in its approach to housing discrimination. . .