Addressing Suburban Integration through Housing Choice

Featured in Nonprofit Quarterly As HUD rolls out the implementation of the new Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulations, nonprofits will be providing research on the “how” and “why” of promoting integration. One example is this month’s study of “landlord lists” published by the Poverty and Race Research Council (PRRAC). The study finds the “landlord … Continue reading »

Addressing Suburban Integration through Housing Choice

National Facing Race conference in Dallas ends on a joyous and inspiring note

Dallas Morning News The workshop focused on community land trusts and other tools for redeveloping neighborhoods without pricing out current residents. “There’s still a lot of exclusion in the housing market,” said Jason Reece, director of research for the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. “In some of our hot housing markets … Continue reading »

National Facing Race conference in Dallas ends on a joyous and inspiring note

Trying to make it in a neighborhood with a 70 percent poverty rate

The Washington Post Brian Koziol took a 30,000-foot view. A few years ago, Koziol, the director of research for Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia Inc., picked up a project his predecessor has been working on: a map showing which neighborhoods in Richmond best positioned their residents for future opportunity. It was based on the … Continue reading »

Trying to make it in a neighborhood with a 70 percent poverty rate

Bottoms Up: Franklinton’s Growing Pains

Columbus Monthly Matt Martin, a researcher for the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State, analyzes factors “that have been proven meaningful in having successful life outcomes” in Columbus neighborhoods, eyeing trends and creating what the institute calls “opportunity maps.” “It’s not one thing that makes [a neighborhood] a bad … Continue reading »

Bottoms Up: Franklinton’s Growing Pains

On the House: 1930s maps give insight into practice of ‘redlining’

Columbus Dispatch The maps were created in the mid-1930s to show the level of lending risk in 239 cities, including 14 in Ohio. They were commissioned by the Federal Home Loan Bank Board and produced by the Home Owners’ Loan Corp. The maps, commonly called HOLC maps, carved cities into colors indicating where loans were … Continue reading »

On the House: 1930s maps give insight into practice of ‘redlining’