Monthly Archives: March 2011

Fair Housing News for Last Week

Quote of the Week: A study published in 2007 shows that United States public schools were more segregated in 2005 than in 1970. Katy, TX – I’ll write more about this in next week, but there has been a widespread … Continue reading

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Katy says ‘no thanks’ to housing project

A plan to add more low income housing west of Houston is coming under fire by neighbors, and city leaders in Katy. The idea is to build a new apartment community on 13 acres just outside Katy’s city limits. The … Continue reading

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Speakers oppose housing project

The Planning Board has heard scores of complaints from residents at a special permit hearing about a proposed affordable housing project. The Northampton-based Valley Community Development Corp. applied for the permit in December to develop a 4.3-acre lot at 69 … Continue reading

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Developer reduces size of East Lyme, CT affordable housing plan

In response to concerns from neighbors, development firm New England National has scaled down its proposed affordable housing development on Upper Pattagansett Road. Theodore Harris, attorney for the developers, told the Zoning Commission Thursday that 16 duplexes in the original … Continue reading

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HUD: La. could lose federal funds unless it makes St. Bernard Parish follow civil rights laws

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development threatened on Thursday to cut grants to Louisiana unless the state makes St. Bernard Parish comply with the Fair Housing Act, the latest turn in a long-running dispute with the predominantly white … Continue reading

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Complaint targets Waukesha County, WI

The Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council is asking a federal agency to force Waukesha County officials to update housing plans and do more to promote racial integration. The council filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban … Continue reading

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Proposed Killeen housing development concerns city, residents

A proposed housing development near a Killeen neighborhood has some residents frustrated and some city officials skeptical. Local developers have requested a conditional use permit from the city council for a 24-acre piece of land off Highway 195 and Reeces … Continue reading

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