Recent Supreme Court Ruling on Fair Housing

Comments from Don Falk, CEO of Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp.

Something terribly important occurred when the Supreme Court ruled on fair housing four weeks ago. When combined with significant new research findings coming out of the work of Raj Cheddy of Harvard, it represents a potential sea change in our field in the coming decades. While one writer asserted that this is the most important sentence to come out of the Supreme Court, I thought that this piece from Enterprise Community Partners’ Diane Yentel best captured it—not just the fair housing issue, but also the bigger context of what the decision means in light of what we’re learning about the importance of place, in a time when some believe we have given up on the ideal of racial integration. Working as we do in the Tenderloin, it is well worth your time to read.

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