We are all seeing local fights for additional affordable housing intended to stabilize a neighborhood and allow existing residents to stay in the vibrant communities they have created. Instead, lotteries for affordable units often have people being sent hither-and-yon where ever they can get housing.
While the history of today's system is grounded in efforts to ensure equity, today's effect is more complicated. This is an area of ongoing work for many of us.
We are providing links to an Early Working Draft from PLAN:JP/Rox and several newspaper articles, policy briefs and law review articles:
Early Working Draft from Plan: JP/Rox
Can a tool of segregation be used to fight displacement?
Community Resident Preference Policy as an Anti-Displacement Strategy
IMPLEMENTING A COMMUNITY PREFERENCE POLICY FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN BERKELEY
Implementing a Community Preference Policy for affordable housing in Berkeley
Neighborhood-preference program for affordable housing proves effective
PERPETUATING SEGREGATION OR TURNING DISCRIMINATION ON ITS HEAD? AFFORDABLE HOUSING RESIDENCY PREFERENCES AS ANTI-DISPLACEMENT MEASURES
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