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Redlining And Homelessness

Redlining is the practice of denying services and/or capital to the residents of a neighborhood based on the residents’ race and ethnicity. The practice began in the 1930s when government sanctioned city planners (and later private sector entities) drew red lines around neighborhoods that they believed were inferior because of the racial makeup of the neighborhood. 341 more words


Raisin Farmers, Homeowners Associations & The Supreme Court

by Deborah Goonan
When I read Evan Bernick’s (Assistant Director at the Institute for Justice) summary of the latest Supreme Court decision involving property rights of raisin farmers, I was taken aback by the parallels to a decades-long battle to protect property rights of homeowners in private, mandatory Homeowners Associations. 217 more words

Property Rights

Devolved governance – what role for planning?

Last week the RTPI sent us a copy of a collection of papers it had just published, based on a symposium held at UCL in April 2015, on the topic “Critical Perspectives on Devolved Models of Governance”. 1,264 more words


Complete Control

In January 1989, long-awaited rent deregulation in the private rented sector came into effect across the UK for new tenancies, normalizing freely contracted market rents as the basis for private tenancies. 1,377 more words


Supreme Court: Government powers delegated to corporations are bound by Constitutional Law

by Deborah Goonan 

A recent Supreme Court ruling involving the legal status of AMTRAK seems to relate directly to the legal status of Association-Governed Communities, commonly known as Homeowners’ Associations (HOAs). 566 more words

Property Rights

Pool Party fiasco at Craig Ranch

By Deborah Goonan

ICYMI, here’s the uncut video of Officer Eric Casebolt in action at Friday night’s incidents in McKinney, Texas.  NPR reports that it took 10 police units to calm the chaos, and several Craig Ranch HOA residents are thankful for their assistance. 477 more words

Property Rights