Tag: Housing

Black homeownership grows

Home Ownership Among Black Americans Increased Significantly in 2020 — But Rates Still Lag Dramatically Behind Whites

While the COVID-19 pandemic struck all Americans, Black men and women took the biggest hit, suffering greater levels of unemployment, poverty, food insecurity and even death from the virus than other races. But while all this was happening, something interesting and unexpected took place as well — homeownership for Blacks,…

Reparations for Blacks

Evanston, Illinois Passes Country’s First-Ever Reparations Program for Black Residents

As we reported previously, Evanston, Illinois recently became the first city in the nation to propose a reparations program for its Black residents. And now that proposal has passed and will go into effect later this year. According to Mark Guarino of The Washington Post, “The nation’s first government reparations…

LGBTQ housing

Housing Discrimination Against LGBTQ Individuals Now Officially Illegal in the United States

In a historic first, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has confirmed that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans will now be protected against housing discrimination under the Fair Housing Act. “In other words: it’s [now] illegal to deny someone housing for being LGBTQ,” said Nick Seip…

2019 Black Census Reports Issues Most Pressing In Black LGBT Communities

As public conversation over President Trump’s proposed (and rejected) inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census continues, another census is reflecting intersectional concern over critical issues facing the Black LGBT community. Related story: Republicans Are Not Giving Up on the 2020 Citizenship Question As part of the  2019…

Kaiser Permanente: Improving Health Through Stable Housing

Originally Published by Kaiser Permanente. Three miles from Kaiser Permanente’s national headquarters, an apartment building in a diverse neighborhood has provided affordable housing to residents of Oakland’s San Antonio neighborhood for years. Kaiser Permanente recently announced that its first impact investment of $5.2 million from its $200 million Thriving Communities…

NYC Sued for Promoting Segregation

A lawsuit filed against New York City in federal court last week accuses the city of promoting racial and economic segregation through its affordable housing policies. The Anti-Discrimination Center (ADC), which filed the lawsuit, is seeking to remove an “outsider-restriction policy” requiring that 50 percent of affordable units be reserved…