Print & Online Coverage

Fair housing groups slam Trump’s suburban racial rhetoric (Associated Press)

July 18, 2020

President Donald Trump’s pledge to roll back an Obama-era regulation designed to eliminate racial disparities in the suburbs is drawing harsh criticism from fair housing advocates, who label it a blatant attempt to play racial politics and appeal to white voters in the final weeks before the election. Click here to read the full story.

Wave of evictions could hit U.S. as protections and benefits expire (Marketplace)

July 17, 2020

July is being called a pivotal month for the looming American housing crisis. Eviction moratoriums are coming to an end. And so is a lot of assistance for renters and homeowners. Experts say we could be looking at a wave of evictions and an increase in homelessness. It’s a crisis that’s been brewing since the COVID-19 pandemic started. Click here for the full story.

HUD should back away from changes to disparate impact rule (HousingWire)

July 16, 2020

If there is one thing to be learned from the #BlackLivesMatter eruption this year, it is that race and racism remain as an alarming and polarizing social chasm that has never been fully addressed. Click here to read more.

Lenders Oppose Federal Effort to Weaken Housing-Discrimination Rule (Wall Street Journal)

July 13, 2020

Banks and mortgage lenders are urging the Trump administration to scrap a plan to water down an Obama-era regulation aimed at combating discrimination in housing, saying it is inappropriate amid the national reckoning on race. Here’s the full article.

Social Media Self-Regulation Has Failed, Say New America Panelists (Broadband Breakfast)

July 7, 2020

Social networks have failed to self-regulate, said Joe Westby, technology and human rights researcher at Amnesty International, in a Tuesday webinar hosted by New America. Read more.

Fair Housing CEO: How to remake the housing system so it works for everyone (Bankrate)

July 3, 2020

The homeownership gap between Black and White Americans has widened to a canyon. Just 44 percent of African-Americans owned homes as of early 2020, a level that’s down over the past decade. By contrast, 74 percent of White Americans own their homes, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Read more here.