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Modern Day Redlining

Modern Day Redlining

By Roshni Master, Staff Writer On March 18, a Black homeowner filed a complaint at the district court level in the Northern District of California against Wells Fargo Bank, claiming racial discrimination.1 The homeowner, Aaron Braxton, highlights how Wells Fargo continues to discriminate against Black Americans, preventing them from reaping the […]

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PA Supreme Court Holds Pittsburgh Overreached with Section 8 Nondiscrimination Ordinance

PA Supreme Court Holds Pittsburgh Overreached with Section 8 Nondiscrimination Ordinance

By Nathan Polacek, Staff Writer Since 2015, Pittsburgh landlords, through the Apartment Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh, have been fighting an ordinance classifying “source of income” as a protected class. [1],[2],[3],[4]  Under Pittsburgh’s housing discrimination ordinance, landlords are prohibited from rejecting potential Section 8 tenants.[5]  HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher, commonly referred to as a […]

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Berlin’s Housing Referendum

Berlin’s Housing Referendum

By: Liza Honaker, Staff Writer On September 26, 2021, over 56% of Berlin citizens voted to adopt a housing referendum aimed at seizing corporate-owned apartments and turning them over to the government to be converted into affordable housing. [1] If adopted, this would be an enormous win for advocates of […]

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