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Federal court overturns gun bans in Public Housing

By on April 30th, 2019

A federal District Court judge recently ruled that banning the lawful possession of firearms by Public Housing residents is unconstitutional. In a case brought against the East St. Louis Housing Authority (ESLHA), a Public Housing resident claimed that ESLHA’s restriction against tenants having firearms in their units violated her Second Amendment rights. The case was … Continue reading Federal court overturns gun bans in Public Housing

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HUD proposal would ban undocumented immigrants from housing

By on April 19th, 2019

The Trump administration proposed a rule this week that would prevent undocumented immigrants from receiving HUD housing assistance. Reportedly affecting about 25,000 households, this is the administration’s latest attempt to close off safety net benefits from immigrants; both documented and undocumented. As reported in The New York Times, the proposal would overturn what the Trump … Continue reading HUD proposal would ban undocumented immigrants from housing

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Princeton publishes first eviction database in the US

By on April 11th, 2019

America is experiencing an affordable housing crisis as more families have trouble paying rising rents. The dark side of this crisis is an epidemic of evictions. Last year, Princeton University published the first database of evictions in the U.S. This data is intended to be used to discover new information, raise awareness, and help find … Continue reading Princeton publishes first eviction database in the US

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California Lawmakers Move to Strike Down Constitutional NIMBY Provision

By on April 8th, 2019

California has a reputation as a progressive state, but its constitution makes it harder to build new affordable housing than in any other state in the country. In December of last year, California lawmakers introduced a bill to repeal that legislation; which if passed, would go to a public vote in 2020. The California Constitution’s … Continue reading California Lawmakers Move to Strike Down Constitutional NIMBY Provision