Categories & Tags: housing

Post-Katrina: Will New Orleans still be New Orleans?   |   April 10, 2014
By Maureen O'Hagan, Equal Voice News NEW ORLEANS ­-- When Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in 2005, it exposed to the world what locals already knew. This vibrant...

 

HUD finally stirs on housing discrimination   |   December 11, 2013
By Nikole Hannah-Jones, ProPublica The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has accused Dallas, one of the nation's largest cities, of violating civil rights law...

 

Shedding light on the legacy of segregation in North Carolina   |   September 18, 2013
As attorneys with the University of North Carolina's Center for Civil Rights carried out their work of advocating for low-wealth and minority communities across the state,...

 

Gas drilling drags down home values in communities that depend on well water   |   November 13, 2012
A study that examined the impact of shale gas development on housing values in a county at the center of the U.S. drilling boom found that energy extraction can present a mixed...

 

Civil rights and a green economy: A discussion with Teresa Bettis of the Center for Fair Housing   |   May 29, 2012
Teresa Fox Bettis is executive director of the Center for Fair Housing in Mobile, Alabama. She recently spoke with Bridge the Gulf and the Institute for Southern Studies for the...

 

Fresh testing shows persistent contamination in Gulf region's FEMA trailers   |   December 2, 2011
By Ariella Cohen, The Lens More than six years after FEMA provided displaced Hurricane Katrina victims with trailers that were later revealed to be toxic, early tests suggest...

 

How the housing slump is hurting states   |   September 7, 2007
Nathan Newman at the Progressive States Network takes an insightful look at the impact of the housing slump on the ability of states to carry out their business. It's...

 

Worrisome signals from New Orleans   |   October 13, 2005
Posted by R. Neal N.O. considers bypassing historic preservation law An unsigned proclamation by New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin that would temporarily suspend the powers of city...

 

Technical Difficulties   |   May 11, 2005
The Texas legislature is trying -- really trying -- to be evil, but keeps getting foiled by its own incompetence. A bill requiring minors to get parental consent for abortions has...