Newspaper clipping about Mayor Mahool and Jim Crow housing segregation

Elected Officials: More Work, Less Partisan Politics

Baltimore has a long history of blockbusting, redlining, and other illegal housing activity by many of the city’s largest rental property owners. Our city’s children are still being poisoned by lead paint at an alarming rate. Housing segregation, and the resulting economic segregation, have been just as much an integral part of “progressive” Baltimore as Read more about Elected Officials: More Work, Less Partisan Politics[…]

Photo of Poe Homes, Baltimore City.

The Gutting of American Government

By now you’ve probably heard the news that two Republican legislators have introduced bills in both the House and Senate that would remove funding for HUD’s assessment tools and tracking/database capabilities. This is a dangerous move for two reasons: This data is used by researchers across the country, along with state and local governments, and Read more about The Gutting of American Government[…]

Equal housing opportunity symbol

Republican Lawmakers Attempt to Gut Fair Housing Act of 1968

Background Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Congressman Paul Gosar (R-Arizona) have introduced bills in the Senate (text is not yet available) and House (full PDF) that would effectively gut the Fair Housing Act of 1968 by allowing exclusionary zoning, based on the neighborhood’s “distinct values”, which is nothing more than badly disguised code for a Read more about Republican Lawmakers Attempt to Gut Fair Housing Act of 1968[…]