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An Inclusionary Tool Created by Low-Income Communities for Low-Income Communities

by Rafael Cestero

Community Preferences Discriminate

by Errol Louis

The Community Preference Policy: An Unnecessary Barrier to Minorities’ Housing Rights

Robert G. Schwemm

Local Preferences Require Local Analysis

by Sam Tepperman-Gelfant


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Discussion 16: A New Approach to Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

The sixteenth discussion reacts to HUD's renewed commitment to the requirement of the Fair Housing Act to "affirmatively further fair housing." Read more >>




Discussion 15: Moving Up or Moving Out

The fifteenth discussion explores the most effective ways to address concentrated poverty, focusing on policies that target both people and place. Read more >>




Discussion 14: Housing Subsidies and Inclusive Communities

The fourteenth discussion examines the policy issues underlying Texas vs. The Inclusive Communities Project: how government officials should balance the use of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) allocations to create affordable homes in low-poverty neighborhoods with the use of LIHTC allocations to catalyze economic development in high-poverty neighborhoods. Read more >>




Discussion 13: The Future of the Fair Housing Act

The thirteenth discussion debates the significant of disparate impact liability under the Fair Housing Act, in light of the Supreme Court's deliberation in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities ProjectRead more >>




Discussion 12: The Poor Door Debate

The twelfth discussion weighs the controversy about "poor doors" in the context of a debate over the costs and benefits of mixed-income housing in high-cost markets. Read more >>





Discussion 11: Explaining Ferguson Through Race and Place

The eleventh discussion in The Dream Revisited explores how metropolitan development patterns shaped by race and class set the stage for the events in Ferguson, MO. Read more >>




Discussion 10: Balancing Investments in People & Place

The tenth discussion in the Dream Revisited debates the appropriate balance between investments to help low-income households move to neighborhoods that offer greater access to opportunity and investments to improve the quality of life in low-income neighborhoods. Read more >>




Discussion 9: Residential Income Segregation

The ninth discussion in The Dream Revisited analyzes segregation by income and debates the significance of the increasing isolation of the affluent. Read more >>





Discussion 8: Neighborhoods, Opportunities, and the Housing Choice Voucher Program

The eighth discussion in The Dream Revisited explores how the federal Housing Choice Voucher program can most effectively improve social, educational, and economic opportunities for voucher recipients. Read more >>




Discussion 7: Comparative Perspectives on Segregation

The seventh discussion in The Dream Revisited explores what can be learned by looking at racial and economic segregation through a comparative lens. Read more >>





Discussion 6: Implicit Bias and Segregation

The sixth discussion explores how implicit bias contributes to residential segregation and whether or not awareness of implicit biases can heighten a sense of moral urgency. Read more >>




Discussion 5: Place-Based Affirmative Action

The fifth discussion explores proposals to re-imagine affirmative action by focusing on neighborhood disadvantage instead of race. Read more >>





Discussion 4: Neighborhood Gentrification

The fourth discussion explores the relationship between gentrification, neighborhood integration, and public participation. Read more >>





Discussion 3: Ending Segregation: Our Progress Today

The third discussion in The Dream Revisited asks why we haven't made more progress in reducing segregation. Read more >>





Discussion 2: Economic Segregation in Schools 

The second discussion in The Dream Revisited explores economic segregation within our schools and argues for its continued relevance today. Read more >>





Discussion 1: Why Integration? 

The first discussion in The Dream Revisited asks what we mean by "integration" and whether it is a necessary strategy to achieve racial and economic equality.  Read more >>





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