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When the Homeless Took Over

Week of October 14
Christina Patiño Houle, Las Imaginistas
In a year-long program that included bike rides, serenades, and Dragtivist performances, an art collective guided Brownsville, Texas, residents in reimagining how they could influence equity and justice in their city. Read Full Article
Miriam Axel-Lute, Shelterforce
Sometimes it takes folks who have been repeatedly left out of systems to shake us into remembering to aim big, consider new strategies, and leave no one behind. Read Full Article
Ben Holtzman, Duke University
Those who experience homelessness are commonly thought of as too burdened at best or, at worst, too pathological to propose solutions of their own. But this is a strange and recent bias. Read Full Article
HUD Tries to Kill Disparate Impact Test
Gregory D. Squires, George Washington University
A HUD proposal virtually eliminates the long-standing disparate impact doctrine and would leave more families vulnerable to housing discrimination. Read Full Article
Industry News
Brian D. Montgomery will serve as deputy secretary of the U.S. department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Montgomery currently serves as HUD’s assistant secretary for housing and federal housing commissioner.

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2 p.m. ET | Understanding Preservation Needs, Risks, and Tenant Protections | Join the National Housing Preservation Database for a webinar highlighting preservation challenges, the importance of tenant protections, and federal strategies for preservation. Register here.

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 3:30 p.m. ET | Opportunity360 Webinar |
Users of the OPPORTUNITY360, platform will describe how they put it to daily use and the impact of the platform on their work. Register here.
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mplo: What you’re saying about landlords not being motivated to do necessary repairs is totally untrue. On the contrary, rent control motivates landlords to do the necessary repairs and whatever, in order to maintain and . . . Read More

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