July 12, 2015

VOUUCHERIZE HOME PURCHASES AND GET THEM TO THE SUBURBS:

The End of Federally Financed Ghettos (THE EDITORIAL BOARD, JULY 11, 2015, NY Times)

Last week, the Obama administration took an even more important step -- one that has already changed the decades-long discussion about how to combat residential segregation. It rewrote the rules under the provision of the act that requires state and local governments to "affirmatively further" housing goals by making real efforts to cope with the cumulative results of the discrimination that confined black Americans to ghettos in the first place.

For the new rules to be effective, federal officials need to make clear that local governments can lose federal housing aid if they persist in dumping subsidized housing into depressed, racially isolated communities instead of putting more of it in integrated areas that offer better schools and job opportunities.

Posted by at July 12, 2015 8:38 AM
  

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