Millions of Americans are suffering financially because of the lack of affordable housing. There is a severe rental affordability crisis in the United States. Poor families are being hit the hardest: An overwhelming majority spend more than half of their incomes on rent. Others live in substandard housing, or are homeless.
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The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) prohibited black people from moving into white neighborhoods. The Federal Housing Administration, which was established in 1934, furthered the segregation efforts by refusing to insure mortgages in and near African-American neighborhoods — a policy known as "redlining." At the same time, the FHA was subsidizing builders who were mass-producing entire subdivisions for whites — with the requirement that none of the homes be sold to African-Americans. Integration was prevented by law.
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Evictions & Housing Stories
New York Times ── By EMILY BADGER and QUOCTRUNG BUI ── APRIL 7, 2018 ──
In 83 Million Eviction Records, a Sweeping
and Intimate New Look at Housing in America
NPR ── Pam Fessler ── January 9, 20184:52 PM ET ──
Why Affordable Housing Could Become Harder To Find:
Poor families in the United States are having an increasingly difficult time finding an affordable place to live, due to high rents, static incomes and a shortage of housing aid. Tenant advocates worry that the new tax bill, as well as potential cuts in housing aid, will make the problem worse.
NPR ── Pam Fessler ── March 29, 20167:02 AM ET ──
Living From Rent To Rent: Tenants On The Edge Of Eviction:
Every morning for weeks, Meagen Limes made the same phone call: to a court in Washington, D.C., to see if that day was the day she'd be evicted from her home. Limes faced eviction because she couldn't pay rent on her three-bedroom apartment in Southeast Washington, where many of the city's poorest residents live.