A Latinx boy, Daniel on the left, and his mother, Virginia on the right, stand side-by-side at a rally held outside holding posters. Daniel's sign is white and says "housing is a right." Virginia's is yellow and says, "Queremos Justicia! We want justice."

Oregon Passes the Nation's First Statewide Mandatory Rent Control Law

The law passes on the heels of a new report that calls for sweeping rent control policies around the country.

Ben Carson. Black man in black suit and red tie sits with microphone.

Civil Rights Groups Sue Ben Carson, HUD for Suspending Anti-Discrimination Fair Housing Rule

“With the rule suspended, our tax dollars will continue to be used, in effect, to underwrite continuing segregation, lack of housing choice, and unequal opportunity throughout our country.”

Two police officers walking towards a public housing apartment complex

STUDY: Women of Color Living in Poverty Face Highest Risk of Eviction

A new report from Eviction Lab explores who is experiencing housing insecurity in the United States.

Forum Explores Widespread Discrimination Experienced by People of Color

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation forum focused on community-driven solutions to discrimination in health, housing and policing.

Two brick homes next to each other with for sale signs on their front gates

New Book 'Cycle of Segregation' Examines How Invisible Forces Reinforce Housing Inequity

Colorlines talks to authors Maria Krysan and Kyle Crowder about how invisible forces, such as social networks and personal experiences, contribute to residential segregation.

People take shelter at the George R. Brown Convention Center after flood waters from Hurricane Harvey inundated the city on August 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Houston Renters Now Face Task of Paying For Damaged Homes

Many landlords in the flood-damaged city are tacking on late fees and demanding payment in the days following Hurricane Harvey’s landfall.

Two homes sit side-by-side in the Fort Greene neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York.

#RentersDayOfAction Kicks Off Today in 48 U.S. Cities

Demonstrations have started in New York City and San Francisco, with others scheduled for Boston and Chicago.

HUD to Landlords: Stop Using Criminal Records to Deny POC Housing

The agency just issued guidelines that link systemic racism in the justice system to housing discrimination.

READ: The Housing Discrimination That Destroyed Memphis

A new article from Places Journal is the first in a series on urban inequality in America. 

Could These Four Policy Changes Close the Racial Wealth Gap?

A new report recommends federal policies that could change the way low-income families of color save for the future.

Obama Announces Federal 'Ban the Box' Measure, Other Criminal Justice Reforms

President Obama: “We’ve gotta make sure Americans who’ve paid their debt to society can earn their second chance.”

Residents Say California Police Illegally Searched Homes of Poor People of Color

Residents in an apartment complex in Stockton, California say housing inspections are being used to trample on their rights.

REPORT: Latinos Denied Home Loans at Twice the Rate of Whites

Latinos seeking to purchase homes are being turned down for mortgages.

Here’s the Housing Discrimination Suit the City of McKinney Settled

The city essentially segregated poor people of color from living near whites until at least 2009

NYC Public Housing Evicting Residents for Family Members' Drug Arrests

‘How much money are you spending to look for a 14-year-old son who, by the way, you’ve now made homeless?’

More People Moved in the Foreclosure Crisis Than During the Great Migration

What if we thought about the foreclosure crisis as a migration issue, and not just as a housing one?

Gentrification Report: Black and Latino Displacement Is Remaking the Bay Area

Black and Latino populations in San Francisco and Oakland’s gentrifying neighborhoods have fallen amidst an influx of white residents.

The Housing Crisis Continues, and Many Are Tired of Waiting

The new ‘I Can’t Wait’ nationwide campaign collects and shares stories from those most affected by the ongoing U.S. housing crisis.

Report Details Squalid Conditions of Richmond, Calif. Public Housing

The city is home to one of the worst apartment buildings in one of the worst public housing agencies in the country.

Is it Getting Tougher for Latinos to Own Homes?

Stricter home ownership regulations are hitting the Latino community particularly hard.