Texas Tribune: Blocked Out

Number 28360
Subject Housing
Source Texas Tribune
Year 2018
Publication Date March - November 2018
Summary The Texas Tribune revealed how powerful people, from state lawmakers and city officials to politically active neighborhood leaders, have made housing of all kinds harder to find, especially subsidized housing for the state’s poorest residents. And it exposed how those powerful people are enabled by discriminatory state laws and local ordinances that grew from pre-civil rights segregation policies. The result is worsening economic inequality and racial segregation in a growing state that isn't making room fast enough for its exploding population.
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Keywords Texas Tribune, housing, poor, Texas, discrimination, civil rights, segregation, inequality, landlords, Section 8, vouchers
Related Links https://apps.texastribune.org/features/2018/housing-costs-texas-are-you-spending-too-much/?_ga=2.79586836.1880940339.1543964202-996590443.1484787808
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