The diverging fates of local economies goes beyond income inequality. Prolonged economic distress hurts people’s health, their financial stability and their families.
A new mapping project shows how segregation is a matter of whether you have close access to a grocery store, hospital, bank, or park—amenities that influence your quality of life.
The senators cite the decline in minority homeownership rates, challenges minority-owned business face in getting approved for credit and changes in technology.
The influence of these real estate and lending patterns is still felt in cities today, even 50 years after the Fair Housing Act of 1968 made discrimination in the housing market illegal.
Housing court, a system created to protect tenants, has become a powerful tool for landlords.
The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.
Affordable housing is vanishing as landlords exploit a broken system, pushing out rent-regulated tenants and catapulting apartments into the free market.
Measures might be added to a planned revamp of the Community Reinvestment Act, which aims to bring credit to low-income communities
A newly instituted federal housing policy could make it easier for people on rental assistance to move into higher-income neighborhoods in Philadelphia and the suburbs.