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"In what San Francisco officials are calling a victory in the fight to retain working-class families in a rapidly gentrifying city, the federal government ruled Wednesday that it will allow the city to apply an “anti-displacement preference” to the new Willie B. Kennedy senior apartment complex in the Western Addition. While the Department of Housing and Urban Development is still rejecting the city’s “neighborhood preference” legislation, which it says violates the 1968 Fair Housing Act, the ruling will allow 40 percent of the 98 units in Willie B Kennedy to be prioritized for residents who live in low-income neighborhoods undergoing displacement and experiencing advanced gentrification, as defined by a research analysis conducted by UC Berkeley. More than 6,000 people have applied for the Willie B. Kennedy complex, which was developed by the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp. Originally a lottery to choose residents was scheduled for Wednesday,", www.sfgate.com
"JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city has agreed to stop trying to zone 2,400 apartments out of existence after federal officials alleged the move was discrimination because it would uproot African American and Hispanic tenants.", www.heraldcourier.com
"HOUSTON — Mayor Sylvester Turner’s opposition to a mixed-income apartment complex near this city’s affluent Galleria area has prompted a federal investigation into whether the city’s placement of affordable housing violates the Civil Rights Act. The proposed development would have been the Houston Housing Authority’s first project in a so-called “high opportunity” neighborhood and became emblematic of a push to avoid patterns of racial segregation in subsidized housing programs. The act bans discrimination by private and public entities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status and disability, while the broader Title VI prohibits recipients of federal funding from discriminating based on race, color or national origin.", www.expressnews.com
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