Community Preferences and Fair Housing
The lastest discussion on The Dream Revisited, Community Preferences and Fair Housing, debates the extent to which preferences for neighborhood residents in accessing new affordable housing promote or betray the goal of truly inclusionary communities.
Essays in the latest discussion include:
- An Inclusionary Tool Created by Low-Income Communities for Low-Income Communities by Rafael Cestero, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Community Preservation Corporation (CPC) and its for-profit development subsidiary, CPC Resources, Inc.;
- Community Preferences Discriminate by Errol Louis, a CNN Political Commentator and the host of "Inside City Hall," a nightly political show on NY1, a New York all-news channel;
- The Community Preference Policy: An Unnecessary Barrier to Minorities’ Housing Rights by Robert G. Schwemm, the Ashland-Spears Distinguished Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law; and
- Local Preferences Require Local Analysis by Sam Tepperman-Gelfant, Senior Staff Attorney at Public Advocates Inc., a nonprofit law firm and advocacy organization.
The Dream Revisited is the NYU Furman Center's ongoing “slow debate” on the causes and consequences of racial and economic segregation in neighborhoods and schools. This marks the 17th discussion in the series. Past discussions have explored the poor door debate, implicit bias, place-based affirmative action, gentrification, and economic segregation in schools.
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