fair housing Archive

What It’s Like to be Evicted

It’s hard to imagine what it’s like to be evicted, perhaps because the impacts of evictions are so wide-ranging. Household items are put on the curb and lost if the evictee can’t afford a storage unit. Having an eviction...

Books in Brief: Lighting the Path to Housing Equality

No matter how passive it may seem, reading is an activity. It can be an acknowledgement, a political act, an act of remembrance—and at its best, it’s often all three wrapped into one. April 11, 2018 will mark 50...
March 26, 2018

No Sunset on Housing History

Edina, Minn. is one of the few suburbs I could see myself living in. It has decent public transportation, boutique storefronts, independent restaurants—and for an extra dose of kitsch—the first indoor shopping mall in America. It’s one of those...
February 23, 2018

Uncovering the Government’s Role in the History of U.S. Segregation

In The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, author Richard Rothstein details how the U.S. government introduced and reinforced the patterns of racial segregation we see across the United States today. Hathaway Hester...
January 24, 2018

4 Things You Didn’t Know About the Fair Housing Act

Usually I try to point Book Scan readers to the written word, but occasionally I find a piece of audio worth recommending. Last time I pointed you toward a wonderful novel about a real estate agent, but this time...
December 4, 2013