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Keywords: Include, ADA, disability

Sometimes helpful to know the distinction between ADA and Fair Housing Act protections. They can be different or complementary. Example-disability parking spaces at a property management office versus disability spaces for tenants.
Keywords: Include, ADA, disability

Keywords: Include, disability, dementia, DC

"Two new reports found that HUD didn’t properly oversee inspections or removal of lead-based paint in public housing complexes across the country." 
Keywords: Stabilize, HUD, healthy homes, lead poisoning, public housing

"Barber also rejected the label of the 'religious left,' or the 'left' more generally, to describe the campaign. “We are talking about the moral center,' he said, citing past examples of bipartisan collaboration, such as the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965.
Keywords: Include, economic inequality

June 22, 2018, RHINO, Two resources for working with youthful activists 
  • Eight lessons from climate organizing for today’s youth-led movements
  • These Harvard kids got the lesson of their lives in the Heartland
Find the links at Organize or Facebook

June 22, 2018, Ashtabula Star Beacon, "Feral cats bedevil residents"
Why is this a housing issue? Feral cats, especially in multifamily developments and rural areas is a healthy homes issue.
Keywords: Stabilize, healthy homes, feral cats

Keywords: Stabilize, Advocate, expungement, 

"By severely restricting or even barring the ability to engage in necessary, life-sustaining activities in public, like sitting, standing, sleeping, or asking for help, even when there’s no reasonable alternative, these laws are essentially persecuting homeless men, women, and children."
Keywords: Include, homeless, civil rights

"The housing agency plans to revisit its rule regarding “disparate impact,” a legal doctrine that prohibits discrimination that happens because of a policy whose language is otherwise neutral."
Keywords: Include, Choose, disparate impact.

"After the Crossroads takeover in late 2015, housing activists and community groups across the metropolitan region began meeting regularly to strategize how they could confront the challenges of rising rents and displacement. Soon the Suburban Hennepin Housing Coalition was born—comprised of nearly two dozen community and faith-based groups. Their mission centered on the 'the three P’s'—preservation of affordable housing, production of affordable housing, and protection of tenants."
Keywords: Include, Preserve, density, rental rights, community organizing, affordable

June 21, 2018 New York Times New York City Sues Landlords Who Refuse Government Vouchers  "In the lawsuit against the property management company, the city says that investigators called about leasing apartments at the Staten Island complex and were repeatedly told that vouchers were not accepted. In the Bronx case, investigators found that ads by the broker representing two buildings explicitly advertised that vouchers were not accepted, according to the lawsuit against the broker. The city attached the ads to the lawsuit." 
NYC is serious about affordable housing.
key words: Source of Income, New York City
Thanks to FlorenceR for sharing

Key words: eviction, Cincinnati
Thanks JohnSch

June 21, 2018 Marketplace Two stories on Zillow
Love'm or hate'm Zillow is a key source of housing information.
Key words: Advocate, federal funding, recission, hypocrisy

June 20, 2018, Cornell's Stop Pests program offers three webinars on pest management. 
Keywords: Stabilize, pest control

June 20, 2018, In the real economy, prosperity isn't growing
Keywords. Stabilize, financial, demographic

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