When does the quest for diversity go too far? 

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing is HUD’s latest rule to prevent housing discrimination. The rule makes it easier (through a HUD-provided tool and clarified HUD regulations) for housing authorities and communities to track area demographics. The resulting statistics will create a more wholistic picture of a neighborhood and will allow communities to make decisions that further […]

January Roundup: Seven Stories in the News

January was full of proposed solutions, problems, deferred legislation. America is on the cusp of change, either toward a holistic, affordable-housing based society or toward a bifurcated state comprised only of the very rich and the very poor, the antithesis of our founders’ intended country. I hope we land on the side of balance. 1) Who gets […]

Gentrification and naivite

Gentrification is a phenomenon of neighborhood change. Higher-income people, drawn by inexpensive housing, move into lower-income areas and gradually raise the economic base until the original low-income residents can no longer afford to live in their community. Affordable housing units are redeveloped into condominiums and market-rate apartments, and once-stable populations are displaced. Learning about this process, and witnessing its […]