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How Can We Reduce Housing Instability among LGBTQ Americans?

by Robert Abare
On a given night in the United States, around 41,000 young people are experiencing homelessness. LGBTQ youth are 120 percent more likely than their heterosexual or cisgender peers…

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Federal Fair Housing Data Can Tell Us about Access to Quality Schools

by Ruth Gourevitch
As elementary school students head back to school this month, not all students will have access to the same educational opportunities. These disparities are often determined by…

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HUD’s Mission to Combat Discrimination Is as Important Now as Ever

by Solomon Greene and Claudia Aranda
Congress passed the Fair Housing Act in 1968 to address two major problems plaguing the nation: housing discrimination and racial segregation. Fifty years later,…

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Advancing an Evidence Base for Housing Laws

by Abraham Gutman
In many major US cities, renters are severely cost burdened, there is a shortage of housing for low- and middle-income households, many households live in inadequate housing, and…

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To Equitably Connect Housing and Economic Mobility for Black Americans, Tackle Structural Racism

by Janae Ladet
Most Americans’ greatest asset is their home. According to the Economic Policy Institute, housing equity makes up two-thirds of wealth for typical American households, and most…

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Racial Discrimination Can Yield Differential Treatment among Potential Renters with Criminal Records

Housing providers treat black women with criminal histories differently than they treat their white counterparts with similar criminal backgrounds, according to Kate Scott and her colleagues at the…

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