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 pattern of opposition to affordable housing in Katy, one of the fastest growing cities in the US, dating back to 2004, and the Texas rules on affordable housing finance facilitate this opposition
Katy says ‘no thanks’ to housing project
Katy business group opposes low-income apartments
Low-income apartments proposed for Katy, TX area
Proposed apartments draw protests from neighbors in Fort Bend
Proposed projects opposed

St. Bernard Parish, LA
HUD: La. could lose federal funds unless it makes St. Bernard Parish follow civil rights laws
Housing Tussle Continues in St. Bernard Parish
Despite St. Bernard Parish, LA’s President Craig Taffaro’s claim, the feds are not the enemy

Others
Speakers oppose housing project
Developer reduces size of East Lyme, CT affordable housing plan
Complaint targets Waukesha County, WI
Proposed Killeen housing development concerns city, residents
In Tight Times for Transit Budgets, FTA Warns Agencies Not to Discriminate
Non-Age-Restricted Housing Deemed a ‘Detriment’ to Lacey, NJ Residents
Affordable Housing Project Springs Up in Affluent L.A. Suburb
Affordable housing group criticizes Fairfax County supervisor, disputes characterization of project as ‘luxury’ digs
San Rafael council to consider temporary closure of new “Clean and Sober” homes
Building in Affordability
The American Dream is Impossible for Low-Wage Earners in Santa Cruz
Procedure at fault, not housing project
Affordable Housing Construction To Begin Shortly In Larchmont, CA
Bluffton, SC Takes Step Toward Affordable Housing
Planning for a Range of Housing Options
Residents Opposing Church Demolition for Low-Income Housing in Sierra Madre, CA Win Victory at City Council
Logan Township, PA land bill for taking land where affordable housing proposed
Less housing, more losers in Greene, PA
Kyle, TX’s effort to establish standards for residential construction & Fair Housing
Feds investigating 2009 Lee County, FL decision on farmworker housing
West Des Moines re-evaluates low-income housing policy
Reluctantly, Town Council in Livingston NJ Introduces Zoning Change for Affordable Housing
Prosser Housing Project Moving Forward
Proposed affordable housing development in Easthampton, Mass continues to ignite debate
Moratorium on Group Homes Causes ‘Legal Challenges’, Lawyer Says
Affordable housing overwhelmed
Automobile Poverty

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About Bob Voelker

Head of the Munsch Hardt (Dallas law firm) Hospitality & Mixed Use Development Group, and former developer of affordable housing. I'm i
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