Here’s the latest news from housing law and equity, for the week of November 6-10, 2017:
- The Public Health Institute released a study that calculates the number of children with lead poisoning in the United States.
- A new law in Seattle will prevent landlords from screening tenants based on their criminal history, via The Regulatory Review.
- “It’s time to stop ignoring our crumbling housing code enforcement” — coverage of APHA2017 sessions on housing code enforcement, featuring CPHLR Director Scott Burris and the Five Essential Public Health Law Services Framework developed in collaboration with ChangeLab Solutions and the Network for Public Health Law, via Public Health Newswire.
- San Jose has a new plan to get downtown landlords to clean up their vacant storefronts using a pilot program that would create a registry of vacant buildings and fine property owners who are neglecting their properties, via NextCity.
- Civil rights groups are fighting the suspension of a HUD rule they say helps low-income families move to better neighborhoods, via CityLab.
- Texans voted to loosen some of the tightest home lending restrictions in the country. via Governing.