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Landlord must allow disabled tenant's assistance animal 30.7.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Question: I manage an apartment building that doesn't allow pets. I recently found out that one of the tenants has had a dog in his unit for three weeks.
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Breaking Free attracts scrutiny, shuffles leadership 28.7.2015 Pioneer Press: Most Viewed

A complaint alleging a St. Paul nonprofit, Breaking Free, has misused public funding and not properly served victims led the Minnesota attorney general's office to ask a dozen agencies to look into the organization.

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In desegregation fight, don’t forget families 27.7.2015 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Where you live largely determines the quality of your education, personal safety and social and economic opportunities. In essence, the quality of your life and that of your loved ones.We all intuitively know this. Increasing bodies of research confirm it.Read full article ...
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How two recent decisions will profoundly impact fair-housing policy 24.7.2015 MinnPost
It was a question that fair-housing advocates weren’t sure they wanted answered. At least not by the current U.S. Supreme Court. Can advocates use statistics to invalidate a rule or policy that has a disparate impact on minority groups even if there is no proof that government agencies or private entities intended to discriminate? It has been an important tool to force changes to discriminatory policies because showing their effect on minority populations is easier than proving that they were crafted with the intention of blocking housing integration. Twice before cases that would have posed the question to the court — including a case out of St. Paul — were settled for fear they would give the court an opportunity to dismantle an important remedy under the 1968 Fair Housing Act. That is the landmark civil rights law that was signed by President Lyndon Johnson one week after the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. So on June 25 when a 5-4 court majority upheld the disparate-impact mechanism ...
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Give 'Atticus' parents a break 23.7.2015 LA Times: Top News
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America's fair housing backlash 23.7.2015 LA Times: Top News
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A hacked Jeep should be a wake-up call to automakers 23.7.2015 LA Times: Top News
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America's unlikeliest Latino 20.7.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Now everybody wants to be Hispanic. Last week, in an exchange on Twitter, one of the country's most xenophobic lawmakers made the bizarre suggestion that he is as Latino as Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro. In response to a tweet paraphrasing Castro as warning that the "GOP could kiss the Latino vote goodbye," Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, tweeted, "What does Julián Castro know? Does he know that I am as Hispanic and Latino as he is?"
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No place to call home 19.7.2015 Durango Herald
Despite public perception, the homeless aren’t a faceless group of shiftless, substance-abusing ne’er-do-wells. They are men, women and children just like the rest of us except for one thing – one turn or another has left them among the most fragile in our society.How they’ve arrived at that point is an...
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Residents near Flight 93 memorial eligible for repair funds 15.7.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories
SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — As many as 200 property owners near the Flight 93 National Memorial in western Pennsylvania will be able to apply for federal funds to repair their homes. The (Johnstown) Tribune-Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/1V2XDZH ) the Redevelopment Authority of Somerset County secured a $500,000 contract with the state Department of Community and Economic […]
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Study finds housing vouchers best way to keep kids in same school 9.7.2015 Seattle Times: Local
Students who change schools are likely to fall behind academically, and helping families get stable housing can prevent that.
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White House Announces Rule Strengthening Fair Housing Practices 9.7.2015 NPR: Morning Edition
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro calls the rule historic. It requires communities that receive federal funds to analyze segregation patterns and come up with plans to reduce it.
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What's News: World-Wide 9.7.2015 Wall St. Journal: Page One
What’s News: World-Wide

Greece requested a new bailout from its skeptical eurozone creditors and pledged some economic overhauls, while anxiety in the country increased ahead of a crucial deadline. A1, A5

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New HUD Rule Takes Aim at Segregated Housing 9.7.2015 Wall St. Journal: Policy
A new Housing and Urban Development policy is designed to ensure communities that receive federal funds strive to buck historical patterns of housing segregation.
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New HUD rules aim to ease segregation in housing 9.7.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Communities around the United States seeking federal housing grants will soon be required to grapple with segregation and inequality in housing under new federal rules announced Wednesday.
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New rule aims to diversify neighborhoods 9.7.2015 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Department of Housing and Urban Development is tightening enforcement of fair housing laws by requiring cities to identify persistent patterns of racial bias in their communities and work to eliminate them, Housing Secretary Julian Castro said Wednesday....
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White House announces new fair housing rules 9.7.2015 CNN: Top Stories
The Obama administration announced Wednesday a new rule aimed at promoting fair housing, nearly 50 years after the Fair Housing Act of 1968 was passed to combat segregation and wide-spread discrimination in neighborhoods across the country.
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Obama administration announces new housing segregation rules 8.7.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
President Barack Obama's chief of urban housing policy has announced new nationwide rules aimed at fulfilling the 1968 Fair Housing Act by promoting racially integrated ...
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HUD chief on new housing rules: 'ZIP code should never determine a child's future' 8.7.2015 LA Times: Nation
The federal government will embrace a much more active role in shaping efforts to integrate neighborhoods by race and class under new rules announced Wednesday.
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New HUD rules aim to reduce segregation, reverse social inequality 8.7.2015 LA Times: Top News
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