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
More on St. Bernard Parish – Affordable housing proposals don’t have to be divisive
St. Bernard Parish LA officials get a wake-up call on housing: An editorial
St. Bernard Parish LA issues contentious apartment building permits
St. Bernard Parish LA Issues First Permits to Apartment Complex
Federal judge holds St. Bernard Parish LA in contempt
St. Bernard Parish LA Effort to Stay Court Order Rejected
Judge rules that St. Bernard Parish, LA must release hold on proposed apartment complexes

Milwaukee/New Berlin
Too many in Milwaukee area still left behind
New Berlin WI residents divided on racism’s role in city’s housing decision
Feds support New Berlin WI low-income, senior housing project
South Milwaukee Apartments – Final Chapter in Housing Discrimination Challenge Settled

Westchester County, NY
The Future of Fair Housing in Westchester- Is it Really Fair?
Westchester County NY Exec balks at feds’ ‘unprecedented overreaching’ in housing case  
HUD Plays Hardball With Westchester County, NY

Other Cities
Green Township (Cincinnati area) to sue housing authority
Novato CA City Council Takes Stand Against State on Affordable Housing
San Francisco youth housing project causes uproar
West Seattle – North Delridge Neighborhood Council: Homeless-housing followup
Divided Huntington WV Council Caves to Audience Preference
Apartment project upsets Mission Viejo, CA residents
Marion Barry – No More Renters in DC’s Ward 8!
Springfield, MO Council to decide on controversial rezoning issues
Napa, CA – City, county skirt duty to house workers
Residents remain opposed to Sugar Land apartment project
Residents want to challenge low-income housing requirement in court
Report blames zoning laws for lack of affordable housing in New Jersey
Green Twp. (near Cincinnati) declines HUD agreement because it is not fair
Fayetville Mayor denies claims in Fair Housing lawsuit
Feds: McKeesport PA failed to further fair housing
Beverly Hills Committing $350k to Keeping Subway Out
Town of Fayetteville Files Response to Oxford House Suit
Naples, FL – Low-income public housing planned next to elementary school
Novato CA – We Need More Basic Answers Before Solving Affordable Housing Debate
Malibu CA Residents Say Affordable Housing Requirement Should Be Litigated
Second workforce housing lawsuit filed against Windham NH
Mesquite TX neighborhood files opposition to Sunnyvale’s low-income housing proposal

General Articles on Affordable Housing
Our new era of identity politics
Thinking Long Term about Affordability Near Transit
Renter Statistics — why we need affordable housing
Is There Still a Need for Affordable Housing?
Connecting Affordable and Workforce Housing to Transit
Economic Integration
Segregation Nation
Of God and Fair Housing


About Bob Voelker

Vice President and General Counsel, StreetLights Residential - Building Places that Life the Human Spirit.
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