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Housing News

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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. . .