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Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Housing/Homelessness,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/pdf/13-1371.pdf

5-4 Supreme Court decision that the 1968 Fair Housing Act provides broad protection against housing discrimination and segregation.  The decision allows for so-called “disparate impact” claims against lending practices and housing policy that may promote housing segregation without overt intent.  The case involved the distribution of tax credits for low-income housing.  From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School

 

2013 Housing Profile: Washington-Arlington, DC-VA-MD-WV

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www2.census.gov/programs-surveys/ahs/2013/factsheets/ahs13-26_Washington.pdf

One of 25 selected metro areas covered in a series of housing factsheets.  Covers information on owner and renter-occupied housing units, including various physical and financial characteristics.  From the Census Bureau

 

2013 Housing Profile: Richmond, VA

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www2.census.gov/programs-surveys/ahs/2013/factsheets/ahs13-20_Richmond.pdf

One of 25 selected metro areas covered in a series of housing factsheets.  Covers information on owner and renter-occupied housing units, including various physical and financial characteristics.  From the Census Bureau

 

2013 Housing Profile: United States

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Statistics

http://www2.census.gov/programs-surveys/ahs/2013/factsheets/ahs13-1_UnitedStates.pdf

Brief factsheet which summarizes information on owner and renter-occupied housing, the housing inventory, and housing units by various physical and financial characteristics.  From the Census Bureau

 

Highlights of Annual 2014 Characteristics of New Housing

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/construction/chars/highlights.html

Covers key characteristics of single family and mult-unit housing sold  or completed in 2014.  From the Census Bureau

 

21.3 Percent of U.S. Population Participates in Government Assistance Programs Each Month

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/cb15-97.html

Agency press release about the report entitled Dynamics of Economic Well-Being.  Provides a summary of who participated in the programs and for how long and offers a link to the full report.  From the Census Bureau

 

Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Participation in Government Programs, 2009-2012: Who Gets Assistance?

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2015/demo/p70-141.pdf

Focuses on the participation and characteristics of people who receive benefits from federal means-tested assistance programs such as Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, TANF, and Housing Assistance.  In 2012 approximately 21% of the population participated in one or more of the programs.  From the Census Bureau

 

The Value of the American Community Survey: Smart Government, Competitive Businesses, and Informed Citizens

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Housing/Homelessness,Population/Census

http://www.esa.gov/sites/default/files/the-value-of-the-acs.pdf

Explains the purpose and value of the ACS in collecting economic, social, demographic, and housing information at a time when Congress is threatening to curtail the program in the name of cost-cutting.  From the Economic and Statistics Administration of the Department of Commerce

 

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