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Complicating Redlining

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On September 22, 2021
Very interesting piece on how the story we tell about redlining and postwar housing loans is a bit more complicated than previously discussed. But new research shows that the maps very probably did not guide private lenders or the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), which clearly engaged in racist lending practices all on their own. The […]

DISRUPTING Rentals

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On May 18, 2021

Our Silicon Valley techbros continue to pay so many dividends, if you are a shareholder at least. Otherwise, they see you as a mark for DISRUPTION!!! I was not aware that this included the rental mark

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Low Income Housing, Redux

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On March 10, 2021
Since this is a topic we are already discussing today, I think another post is not too much. The reality is that a broken housing market combined with record income inequality has created a situation that requires bold solutions. Gianpaolo Baiocchi and H. Jacob Carlson suggest a way forward: We propose the creation of the […]
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Remembering Slave Housing

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On February 15, 2021
I was in Louisiana once, visiting a plantation where slave housing still existed. And I saw what I still think is one of the most remarkable things I’ve ever seen. Most slave housing of course doesn’t exist anymore because it was cheap, usually wood, and never taken care of. But on this plantation, the housing […]
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Look, there’s plenty of reason to pay attention to the horrors of the Trump administration. But let’s say that Donald Trump didn’t exist and the Republican Party was not a fascist force. The condition for millions upon millions of people in this country would be still terrible and we still wouldn’t be taking these problems […]

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On January 2, 2019

Great decision by the Obama administration to not bring charges against any of the banksters involved in destroying the lives of Americans: Michaela Christian lost a long battle with Wells Fargo in 20

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