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Des Moines' Black applicants more than twice as likely to be denied home loans than their white peers, analysis shows

By  Kim Norvell

August 29, 2021


"Being a homeowner in this country means so much to your credit, it means so much to the way people see you and look at you," said Jones, now a Realtor with RE/MAX Concepts in Windsor Heights. . . .


Iowa bill would give property tax break to boost home improvements in formerly redlined neighborhoods

By  Kim Norvell

March 17, 2021


A bill moving through the Iowa Legislature would waive some property taxes for homeowners who make improvements in neighborhoods that deteriorated after redlining . . .


HUD Secretary says feds may sue Iowa over Section 8 housing bill

By  Trevor Oates

March 19, 2021


The U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development says the Biden administration may sue Iowa if Governor Kim Reynolds signs a controversial housing bill . . .


Gov. Kim Reynolds signs law to let Iowa landlords refuse Section 8 vouchers

By  Ian Richardson

April 30, 2021


Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed a law ensuring landlords can turn away renters who receive assistance through the federal housing choice voucher program . . .


Neighborhoods We Will Not Share

By  Richard Rothstein

January 20, 2020


In the mid-20th century, federal, state and local governments pursued explicit racial policies to create, enforce and sustain residential segregation. . .

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HUD Secretary Asks America to Accept Housing Segregation

By John Henneberger 

January 23, 2020

HUD Secretary Ben Carson took action earlier this month to give up on our nation’s 50-year legal commitment to housing integration.

In a proposed new rule, Secretary Carson supports the gutting . . .


Rezoning History: Influential Minneapolis Policy Shift Links Affordability, Equity

By Kathleen McCormick

January 16, 2020

With the arrival of 2020, Minneapolis becomes the first major U.S. city to implement a ban on single-family zoning in every neighborhood. For decades, single-family zoning . . .

Keeange-Yamahtta Taylor Author of 'Race

Discrimination against black homebuyers persists. Here’s how one Northwestern grad and housing expert wants to fix it.


JAN 28, 2020

Among Chicago’s many notable histories, one narrative in particular stems from real estate. Issues like redlining . . .

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Housing Discrimination Made Summers Even Hotter


 JANUARY 22, 2020

American cities face increasingly unbearable summers—but the heat isn’t distributed equally. Low-income and minority neighborhoods can get significantly warmer . . .


Realtors' group to roll out changes to fight housing discrimination

by Maura McDermott

January 17, 2020

The National Association of Realtors is making sweeping changes in its approach to housing discrimination. . .

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