Monthly Archives: June 2012

Video – Impact of Development Regulation on the Supply of Affordable Housing | Cato Institute: Policy Forum

The Cato Institute and Next American City jointly hosted a panel discussion about housing and development policy in American cities. For several decades, U.S. policymakers have grappled with how to make housing more affordable for more people. In the past year, … Continue reading

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Tax credit rules for affordable housing developments may change | Dallas | News from For…

Texas could change the way it funnels millions of dollars to builders of affordable housing projects, giving preference to complexes in more affluent and diverse areas. A federal judge in Dallas has ordered the Texas Department of Housing and Community … Continue reading

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George Lucas Exposes Underbelly of Affordable Housing Debates – NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly – Promoting an active an engaged democracy.

In a surprising turn of events, George Lucas’ LucasFilm, a film production company with a 6,100 acre footprint in Marin County, Calif. called “Skywalker Ranch,” has pulled out in the late stages of a plan to build a new digital … Continue reading

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‘Subsidized Segregation’ Keeps Struggling Minorities in Low-Income Areas, News Investigation Finds – News – ABA Journal

Nearly 45 years after a landmark federal fair housing law was enacted, and 20 years after a Multnomah County study determined that housing discrimination was still widespread in the Portland, Ore., area, low-income minorities remain concentrated in certain parts of … Continue reading

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Portland’s Section 8 clients are shifted east of 82nd Avenue: Locked Out, Part 2 | OregonLive.com

An investigation by The Oregonian has found that Home Forward, the housing authority that serves Multnomah County, has failed over the past decade to equitably distribute units throughout the county in its Section 8 program and the rentals it directly … Continue reading

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Portland Area’s Failure to support Fair Housing Act leads to subsidized segregation: Locked Out, Part 1 | OregonLive.com

A storm of outrage erupted last year over reports that African Americans and Latinos faced discrimination in Portland’s rental market. How could landlords so frequently violate fair-housing protections? Why weren’t they being punished? Legislators called for action, a state agency … Continue reading

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Some Houston area (Ft. Bend Co.) residents in Telfair subdivision battling plan for low-income apartments | abc13.com

Some neighbors in Fort Bend County are in a fight, battling a plan for low-income apartments near their neighborhood. They say the apartments just don’t fit in the area near the Southwest Freeway and Grand Parkway. Ever since Sugar Land … Continue reading

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