Monthly Archives: July 2011

Fair Housing News 7-28-11

Texas’ Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program Did TX Governor Perry’s veto scuttle low income housing reforms? More on TX’s low income housing tax credit program   St. Bernard Parish, LA St. Bernard Parish LA needs to end losing battle … Continue reading

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Summary of Fair Housing News 7-21-11

St. Bernard Parish LA needs to end losing battle Too many in Milwaukee area still left behind The Future of Fair Housing in Westchester- Is it Really Fair? Westchester County NY Exec balks at feds’ ‘unprecedented overreaching’ in housing case … Continue reading

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St. Bernard Parish LA needs to end losing battle

For years, the main drag in St. Bernard Parish was named for Judge Leander Perez, a powerful arch-segregationist infamous for diverting millions in oil royalties from public land into his private company. In the 1990s, parish residents hoping to erase … Continue reading

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Too many in Milwaukee area still left behind

I’ve always despised the boosterism of the Milwaukee motto: Milwaukee – A Great City on a Great Lake. Or whatever it is. It was, or may still be, the “official” slogan of public relations put out there on Milwaukee’s behalf. … Continue reading

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The Future of Fair Housing in Westchester- Is it Really Fair?

[NOTE – the views in the following article miss the very heart of Fair Housing laws — and of a City’s/County’s duties to overcome impediments to Fair Housing] Rob Astorino, Westchester County Executive, has been at an impasse with the … Continue reading

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Westchester County NY Executive balks at feds’ ‘unprecedented overreaching’ in housing-deseg case demands

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino today accused the federal government of overstepping its authority in enforcing the housing desegregation deal and said the two sides are at an impasse. Astorino called out the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development … Continue reading

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HUD Plays Hardball With Westchester County, NY

The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development is starting to play hardball with Westchester County over its plans for affordable housing units. HUD is withholding federal money that is due Westchester because, the agency has said, the county’s plans … Continue reading

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