Last week, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced plans to undo major fair housing advances made during the Obama administration.
William R. Tisdale, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council, writes that the goals of the Fair Housing Act — to promote integration and end unlawful discrimination in housing —have not been achieved, 50 years after the act was signed into law.
William R. Tisdale, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council, writes that a recent decision by the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development stands in the way of equal housing opportunity and racially integrated communities.
Pain, grief, frustration, anger. All of these simmer in places where injustice and inequality live. They simmer where we’ve lived so long with hurtful conditions that we’ve forgotten why those conditions exist, or begin to see those conditions as normal or even inevitable. Metropolitan Milwaukee is one such place. It is the most racially segregated […]