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“We’re all for ideas to remove obstacles to inclusive communities, including regulatory burdens that stand in the way of desegregation,” said Jesse Van Tol, CEO for the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, in a statement. “But we’re concerned that HUD is taking action to remove regulations, while not meaningfully addressing America’s deep problems of segregation and inequality.”
Since the financial crisis, 86 more banking deserts have emerged in rural areas, according to a recent report published by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, which advocates for increasing access to financial services.
Project invites more “map twins” to discover what else they have in common besides similar addresses.
Lending to problematic or serial evictors can cause people to be pushed out of their homes in the name of profits. Banks must adopt standards against this practice.
The Trump administration wants to shift the way it enforces an aspect of fair housing around the U.S., pivoting away from efforts to integrate lower-income housing into wealthier neighborhoods in favor of promoting more housing development overall.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the change on Monday.
HUD will begin holding stakeholder hearings on how to change the way it determines whether communities are enforcing the Fair Housing Act, which requires local governments to institute policies that help break down patterns of housing segregation. HUD stakeholders include nonprofit groups, academic researchers and private businesses.
The Obama administration took steps to encourage the development of low-income housing in high-income neighborhoods. In an interview, HUD Secretary Ben Carson said he plans instead to focus on restrictive zoning codes. Stringent codes have limited home construction, thus driving up prices and making it more difficult for low-income families to afford homes, Mr. Carson said.
The shift is expected to derail a signature Obama-era accomplishment. HUD had aimed to use computer technology to make it easier for communities to comply with fair-housing rules and to make it easier for the federal government to check whether they were following those rules.
But local officials in some communities said the process was costly and amounted to the federal government forcing them to put low-cost rental buildings in wealthier areas.
Oregonian, August 1, 2018: Southeast Portland tenants mount rent strike Tenants at a Southeast Portland apartment complex are mounting a rent strike after they say their landlord raised rents while failing to address maintenance concerns. Twenty-five residents of Holgate Manor, an 81-unit complex near Southeast 36th Place and Holgate Boulevard, say they won’t pay rent until a series […]