Here’s the latest news in housing law and equity, for the week of August 15-21, 2017:
- The Urban Institute has released a new tool about using fair housing data. The report contains details on data sources related to demographics and segregation, housing, land use, disability, education, employment, environment, health, and public safety.
- The Washington Post reports that California lawmakers are planning on putting housing as a top priority after the summer.
- Richard Rothstein, author of the critically acclaimed book The Color of Law, writes an op-ed for the LA Times about the role law plays in maintaining racial segregation in Los Angeles.
- From the Brookings Cafeteria Podcast: How past racial segregation predicts modern-day economic (im)mobility.
- Durham County, the county with the highest eviction rate in North Carolina, is taking on the eviction crisis by launching an eviction diversion program. Story via IndyWeek.
- Bill de Blasio signed the first law in the nation to establish a right to counsel for the poor in housing cases. Story via CityLab.
- New York Magazine and ProPublica collaborate on an in-depth look into Ben Carson’s HUD.