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2009

2009Opportunity Communities

Mapping Inequity, Visioning Change: New Orleans

Download or View The Full Report Inequality has a geographic footprint. Maps can visually track the history and presence of discriminatory and exclusionary policies that spatially segregate people. Identifying places with gaps in opportunity can help direct future investment and identify structures which impede access to opportunity. “Opportunity” is a situation or condition that places … Continue reading »

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2009Legal Analysis

Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: Structural Racism in the United States

Download or View The Full Report As a signatory to the Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), the United States is under an obligation to condemn racial discrimination and pursue a policy of eliminating racial discrimination, in all its forms. The U.S. has not taken seriously the duty under Article 2 of CERD … Continue reading »

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2009Fair Credit/Fair Housing

The Residual Impact of History: Connecting Residential Segregation, Mortgage Redlining, and the Housing Crisis

Download or View The Full Report The ongoing wave of foreclosures in Sacramento County have placed the area in a state of economic crisis increasing from a record low of 117 in 2005 to 7,494 in 2007 and 17,801 in 2008. The flurry of news articles covering housing problems in Sacramento reported that the region‟s … Continue reading »

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2009Opportunity Communities

People, Place and Opportunity: Mapping Communities of Opportunity In Connecticut

Download or View The Full Report Download or View The Summary Report The Connecticut Fair Housing Center has partnered with the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity to perform research that leads to a better understanding of how to support and promote inclusive, diverse communities of choice: communities and neighborhoods where families … Continue reading »

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2009Fair Credit/Fair Housing

How TARP Funds Could (and Should) Be Used to Improve Our Neighborhoods

Download or View The Full Report The federal Fair Housing Act – passed in 1968 – has the dual mission to both eliminate housing discrimination and promote residential integration. In order to promote integration, the Fair Housing Act requires that government agencies spend funds dedicated to housing and community development in a manner that “affirmatively … Continue reading »

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