What is happening


While the rental housing crisis affects Americans in every state in the country, it does not affect everyone equally. Low income Americans, communities of color, and seniors have all felt the burden of the crisis.

Inequality News
  • February 16, 2017

    Another front in the Texas war to preserve segregated housing

    City Lab | A new bill to change the application for housing tax credits would make it virtually impossible to build new low-income housing anywhere in the Lone Star State.

  • February 2, 2017

    Oregon to launch affordable housing pilot program

    KTVZ | SALEM, Ore. - The Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission said Wednesday it has approved administrative rules to launch an affordable housing pilot program .

  • February 1, 2017

    Chicago's racial wealth gap far worse than U.S. average

    Chicago Tribune | About 65 percent of African-American, Latino and Asian households in Chicago have so little savings and other assets that a sudden job loss, medical emergency or other income disruption would throw them into poverty within three months, according to a report on wealth inequities in the city.

  • January 31, 2017

    Houston Mayor pushes back on HUD over segregated housing charge

    Next City | Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development sent a letter to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner declaring that a city decision to table a mixed-income housing project in a wealthy neighborhood violates civil rights.